The designer: Rowan Shaw

Even as a kid I was a little rebellious and perhaps a littlunusual - possibly because of my name. Rowan - Its a boys name isn't it? well actually no its a tree...

 I've always loved the  design world.  Growing up with an architect father and craftmother meant there was never a shortage of ways to make things. Exploring how to do this thing or make that thing was one of the best parts of my childhood. 
We ripped up architectural magazines to create paper beads for curtainsstuck bright coloured marimekko fabric panels on walls and sorted volcanic rocks gathered on family holidays to landscape the garden.  As a 12 year old I remember spendin2 months painstakingly painting a mural on an entire wall in my bedroom. 

Now Im an inner city dweller who delights in buildings, bridges, theatre and art galleries combined with an occasional escape to explore the outback of Australia or the architecture of the world. With children grown and time at last, a background in theatre and design has evolved into the chaotic creation of jewellery, where my fascination for texture, colour and form is explored and - hopefully - refined.

As a contemporary designer I specialise in creating accessories that are light and easy to wear. Frank Ideas' unique jewellery designs are sculptural, tactile, bold, rebellious and ...frankly unpredictable.