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Octavia Cook, Hornback Manacle Ring, 2013 - she describes the ring as repousse alligator. The shank is a relic from a painstakingly made identity bracelet of the past. she says, with an alligator this touch you need it shackled!

OCTAVIA COOK-NZ Hornback Manacle Ring, Octavia describes the ring as repousse alligator. The shank is a relic from a painstakingly made identity bracelet of the past. With an alligator this tough you need it shackled!

Octavia Cook, Freshwater Dalliance Ring, 2013. Octavia says, I have used the repousse technique to create a crocodile skin texture on the silver, that I then folded and riveted a pearl into. The ring shank is knotted like a pearl string.

OCTAVIA COOK-NZ, Freshwater Dalliance Ring, Octavia says, I have used the repousse technique to create a crocodile skin texture on the silver, that I then folded and riveted a pearl into. The ring shank is knotted like a pearl string.

Octavia Cook, Canine Bovine Liaison Ring, 2013 (she describes it as a single piece of houndstooth - mysterious when removed from its pattern) as modelled by a well manicured visitor to Auckland Art Fair

OCTAVIA COOK-NZ, Canine Bovine Liaison Ring, 2013 (she describes it as a single piece of houndstooth - mysterious when removed from its pattern) as modelled by a well manicured visitor to Auckland Art Fair

I have recently received for sale this exceptional Octavia Cook work: Counterfeit Epidermis Motif brooch, 2010, silver, 200 yr old bog kauri, rosewood, acrylic, epoxy resin. This was originally shown in the exhibition, Coup de Grace at Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam in 2011.

I have recently received for sale this exceptional Octavia Cook work: Counterfeit Epidermis Motif brooch, 2010, silver, 200 yr old bog kauri, rosewood, acrylic, epoxy resin. This was originally shown in the exhibition, Coup de Grace at Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam in 2011.

Octavia Cook, Armistice Fling Ring, 2013 - a swinging pendant ring in the form of a herringbone upholstered arrow - modelled by an author from Wellington at Auckland Art Fair

Octavia Cook, Armistice Fling Ring, 2013 - a swinging pendant ring in the form of a herringbone-ish houndstooth upholstered arrow - modelled by an author from Wellington at Auckland Art Fair.

Octavia Cook, Parrot and Skull Cameos c2003

Octavia Cook, Parrot and Skull Cameos c2003

View of the reverse of Octavia Cook's Hornback Manacle Ring, 2013

View of the reverse of Octavia Cook's Hornback Manacle Ring, 2013

Octavia Cook, Fraudulent Love Triangle Ring, 2013 (on finger) and Armistice Fling Ring (in background), both exhibit Cook's strong interest in houndstooth

Octavia Cook, Fraudulent Love Triangle Ring, 2013 (on finger) and Armistice Fling Ring (in background). Both rings exhibit signs of Cook's strong interest in houndstooth.

Octavia Cook, Peerless Georgian Parlour Game (Brooch), 2010

Octavia Cook, Peerless Georgian Parlour Game (Brooch), 2010

Octavia Cook, Off with her Head, Brooch, 2010. Acrylic and Oxidized Stg. Silver. 70mm x 100mm

Octavia Cook, Off with her Head, Brooch, Acrylic and Oxidized Stg.

Recently received for sale: Octavia Cook, Kokku Kaisha pre-antiquing, brooch, 2009, acrylic, Bakelite, stg silver

Recently received for sale: Octavia Cook, Kokku Kaisha pre-antiquing, brooch, 2009, acrylic, Bakelite, stg silver

Recently received for sale: Octavia Cook, Kokku Kaisha post-antiquing, brooch, 2009, acrylic, Bakelite, stg silver

Recently received for sale: Octavia Cook, Kokku Kaisha post-antiquing, brooch, 2009, acrylic, Bakelite, stg silver

Octavia Cook, Off with her Head Incognito Brooch, 2011

Octavia Cook, Off with her Head Incognito Brooch, 2011

Octavia Cook, Bedazzled OC Brooch, 2014

Octavia Cook, Bedazzled OC Brooch, 2014

Octavia Cook, Counterfit Epidermis Motif Brooch, 2011 (Reverse)

Octavia Cook, Counterfit Epidermis Motif Brooch, 2011 (Reverse)