With a design degree, years in the fashion industry and a subsequent trip around the world, Kenda discovered the traditional techniques of jewellery making in Bali which would lead to the creation of her line Mimi + Marge.
Named after her great Aunts, Mimi + Marge has grown since 1997 with new collections every season. She continues to experiment with new and traditional techniques of jewellery making, exploring creative ways to mix hand crafted work with modern design.
Mimi & Marge oversee the production and manufacturing of the jewelry making that takes place in Bali, Indonesia. They work together with local craftsmen and artisans in a collaborative process creating new and unique handcrafted pieces every season. Mimi & Marge create jewellery using only recycled silver and no harsh chemicals are used in the cleaning process.
Using sterling silver, many of their designs are fabricated which means that each piece is worked by hand. We also use a variety of local materials in our designs which include local Sono wood and Mother of Pearl. For their Golddigger collection, they use gold vermeil which is 24k gold plate over sterling silver.