Hello, I am Michelle Liao (hence, MICHL jewellery), and welcome to my world.
Born and raised in Taiwan, I immigrated to South Africa with my family in the early 90’s and I have loved this land from the moment my feet touched the tarmac of East London airport. Fast-forward 30 years later, this beautiful country continues to inspire me to live the best creative life I could ever ask for.
As a child, I had always enjoyed making things and working with my hands. As an adult today, I am a qualified goldsmith with a diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture from Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town. As if making jewellery and personal adornment isn't quite enough to contain my love for getting my hands dirty, my understanding of metalsmithing combined with jewellery making techniques have allowed me to create artworks and accessories for living spaces too.
So, thank you for your visit. Please brows through my online store to see some of my work. And if you are keen to start your own creative journey too, come join us at one of my workshops to uncover your own creative spirit.
With love and gratitude,