Author Archives: Jessica

Congo African Grey Parrot

Congo African Grey, photo taken by Michael Gwyther-Jones

This magnificent parrot is said to be one of the world’s most intelligent. These beautiful creatures are also one of the most exploited — their native populations are dwindling from the illegal pet trade. Learn more about the status of parrots at the World Parrot Trust and don’t buy wild-caught parrots.

Inspired by nature: how it all started

My sister Gwynne and I are the sisters behind Rosella Resin. Our jewelry features nature’s most beautiful designs, and this blog is about showcasing brilliant design both in nature and inspired by nature. First, here’s our story about how it all started.

2009 Melbourne

I had just moved to Melbourne, working and taking a resin sculpture and casting course. I took a lot of long walks, always in awe of the Australian wildlife. My friend took me up in the Dandenongs for a picnic and the birds were all coming out of the woodwork.


And what are these beautiful creatures??


Oxford St. Market

Over the weeks and months I kept collecting feathers and experimenting with resin. In December I moved to Fremantle, Western Australia and sold my creations at the Oxford St. Market in Perth.

Bangles at the Oxford St. Market

After returning home to Canada in 2010, I spent the summer with my sister Gwynne. I taught her all I had learned about resin and then we learned a lot more together. We spent nearly every day either working out in our garage studio or going to local markets.


In December 2010 Rosella Resin was born.

This blog is for everyone who is inspired by nature. And how could you not be?