About Us

Hi, I’m Mel. Welcome to my enchanting world, I am the visionary creator behind Abyona Studio where polymer clay transforms into modern and unique jewellery. With a passion for intricacy and a flair for design, I infuse each piece with elegance and charm, crafting tiny treasures that captivate the imagination. Drawing inspiration from nature's beauty and the magic of everyday life, I meticulously design and create each piece by hand, ensuring every detail is perfected before it leaves the studio. From delicate polymer clay jewellry to modern decor pieces made from jesmonite, my artistry breathes life into each design, turning it into exquisite works of art that appeal to everyone. Step into my world of Abyona Studio where imagination knows no bounds and every creation tells a story.

My journey started in 2021 when our family moved for work. I found myself feeling a bit lost in a new town and accidently stumbled upon my creativity while trying to reignite my passion for art. Irresistibly drawn into different mediums of sculpting, I was captivated by polymer clay’s boundless potential for creativity. With each piece I designed and created, I discovered a newfound sense of liberation, a canvas where imagination knows no bounds. Immersing myself in the vibrant community of artists, I revelled in the exchange of ideas and techniques, each interaction igniting a spark of inspiration within me. I eagerly delved into the endless possibilities this versatile medium offered, pouring my heart and soul into every creation. With each piece, I found not only an outlet for self-expression but also a profound connection to the wondrous world of art. In polymer clay, I unearthed not just a hobby, but a passion—a journey of endless discovery and artistic fulfilment.

The name Abyona is a twist on ‘Abeona’ and is a perfect name for my small business;

  • Abeona is a Latin term derived from Roman mythology. Abeona was believed to be the goddess who watched over children as they took their first steps away from home, specifically on their way to school. She was associated with protection during travel, particularly at the beginning of a journey or when children left the safety of their homes for educational purposes. In modern contexts, the term "Abeona" is sometimes used to symbolize the protective aspect of embarking on new journeys or transitions.
  • The Tisiphone Abeona Butterfly is an Australian butterfly and indeed, butterflies are often symbolic of transformation, new beginnings, and personal growth. Their life cycle, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly, mirrors the journey of metamorphosis and renewal. Therefore, in various cultures and contexts, butterflies can represent a fresh start, the emergence from a challenging period, or the beginning of a new chapter in life. Their delicate beauty and graceful flight evoke feelings of hope, optimism, and the potential for positive change.