Billiano's passion for jewellery led her to begin making her own pieces thirteen years ago. Now living in Sydney, Billiano designs and makes necklaces, bracelets and earrings for herself and others in the Inner West. Many of her shapes come from experimenting with form, and being creative with the structural possibilities of intricate beading. Billiano's colour choices are inspired by her everyday life in Australia, and new shape ideas often come to her in her dreams!
"When I sleep, I dream of different styles."
The Social Outfit is currently stocking a selection of Billiano's earrings, bracelets and necklaces as part of our Community Marketplace Program. This program is designed for artisans and creators from the refugee and new migrant community in Sydney, to assist them in translating their creative skills for Australia's retail environment.
Participants in this program receive 85% of revenue from every sale of their work. 10% is paid as GST, and 5% remains with The Social Outfit for ongoing administration and display costs.
Thank you to the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown for connecting us with Billiano and her beautiful work!
Because of the handmade and limited-edition nature of Billiano's pieces, they are currently available in store only. Earrings are priced at $25 - $39, with bracelets and necklaces starting at $69. Silver-coloured hooks and studs are stainless steel.