Product Care Tips

To keep your product/s in top condition, follow our care tips listed below.


Original/Custom Artworks

Watercolour can fade in direct sunlight. The natural pigment in the oil paints are less likely to be effected by direct sunlight, but it is best to avoid. Handle with care and avoid touching the painting directly. Framing is advised to protect the artwork.


Keep out of direct sunlight as they can fade over time. Handle with care and avoid touching the print directly. Framing is advised to protect the artwork.

Polymer Clay Earrings

Our hooks are sterling silver & our stud backs are nickel free, unless otherwise stated on the listing. For a healthy piercing, clean regularly with an antiseptic spray.

  • Please store your earrings out of direct sunlight
  • Minimise exposure to excessive heat, water and perfumes
  • While pieces are strong, please avoid bending or dropping as breakages can still occur
  • Hooks are handmade and may dull overtime, a gentle buff with a cotton cloth will restore their shine
  • Clay components can be wiped with a damp cloth and then buffed with a micro-fibre cloth to return it’s shine.



Drifted Elements – Handmade Seaglass Jewellery

After spending a lifetime in the ocean currents, seaglass receives a frosted look. You can leave the glass in its natural condition, or if you would prefer to temporarily remove the frost, rub a small amount of baby oil or coconut oil onto the glass then wipe the excess off with a paper towel.

For a healthy piercing, clean regularly with an antiseptic spray.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver can tarnish over time, when oxygen and sulphur come in contact with the silver. In some instances this has been intentional, to highlight details on the jewellery. However if your jewellery becomes tarnished, follow these simple steps below:

You can avoid tarnish simply by wearing your jewellery often. The oils in your skin “clean” the silver and keeps it looking shiny.

Avoid contact exposure with household chemicals, perspiration, rubber, chlorinated water, or any substances which contain sulphur (e.g., mayonnaise, eggs, mustard, onions, latex, wool), will cause corrosion and tarnish. Lotions, cosmetics, hair spray and hair products, and perfumes will accelerate tarnishing. It is also best to avoid direct sunlight.

To keep your silver jewellery in the best condition, regular polishing is advised. Using a lint-free flannel, micro-fibre, or other soft non-abrasive cloth will do well. Do not use paper towels or tissues to polish your jewellery as they contain fibres that can scratch the silver.

When polishing, use long back-and-forth motions that mirror the grain of the silver. Do not rub in circles, as this will magnify any tiny scratches. Also, change to a different section of your cloth frequently to avoid placing tarnish back on the silver. You can use a Q-tip to get into small, detailed areas.

Soft Range

Avoid wearing jewellery in the shower, chlorinated water or in the ocean.


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Native Australian Fauna Collection supporting Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre

For every print or original artwork sold within the Native Australian Fauna collection, 10% of proceeds are donated to Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre.

About Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre

Minton Farm Native Animal Rescue Centre is an not for profit organisation ran solely on volunteer time and community goodwill. The centre was first opened in 1992, and is managed and owned by Bev Langley.

The centre is kept afloat financially from donations, fund raising and small grants provided from local councils.

The centre rescues and cares for injured and orphaned native animals. They hope to educate the local community the importance of these animals, and what the community can do to ensure they live on for future generations.

Donations assist with the feeding and veterinary care of the animals. You can donate by direct deposit to their bank account (details below) or visit their website where you can choose to sponsor an animal, donate supplies or volunteer your time to help.

Donate by Direct Deposit to Minton Farm’s bank account
Account Name: Minton Farm Rescue Centre
BSB: 105 078
Account Number: 056 591 840
Ref: type your name

Meet the Maker: Drifted Elements

Sea Glass by Owen May

Owen, 26, has been collecting sea glass on and off for almost 6 years. He initially began collecting simply because it looked cool, however, it was the history behind the sea glass that kept him hooked. Ever since Owen started collecting sea glass, he had wanted to turn it into jewellery, however without the tools or the skills this was only a dream… until recently.

After endless YouTube tutorials and a small fortune to gather the tools, he began teaching himself how to work with the sterling silver. There were many frustrations expressed in a shouted word or two (or 3..) but his skill level has improved tremendously in such a short time. Maybe I’m just biased, or maybe you should go explore his range when it’s released next week!



Meet the Maker Q & A


How long have you been collecting sea glass?

“I’ve be collecting sea glass on and off for coming up 6 years.”


What is it about sea glass that made you start collecting?

“Because it looks awesome! – I find it interesting; the history involved. It’s a hidden treasure that not many people know about.”


What’s your favourite glass colour/type and why?

“Any aqua or colbolt blues look nice. Blue is a pretty common favourite colour for a lot of people and look very nice as jewellery.”


Where are your favourite spots to find sea glass?

“I was born in Bideford England. I’d often visit Woolacombe Beach over there. I’ve been living in Australia now for about 5 years. The local favourites are Port Willunga Beach and Sellicks Beach. Robe is a bit further to travel to but is very good to find sea glass. Manly Beach in NSW is pretty good too.”


When did you start making jewellery?

“Started last year around October, 2019”


What is your favourite part of the making process?

“Uh.. the end… hah”


What do you hope your jewellery will bring to your customers?

“I guess I hope it brings a connection to nature and the ocean. Sea glass is basically litter that I’ve found and turned into something precious”


I want you to imagine a beach, with a bright blue sky that is fading into a sunset. There’s a couple walking hand in hand in the distance. You’re standing on the waters edge. When you look down to your bare feet, you can feel the sand between your toes and the coolness of the water…

That picture that you see in you mind.. yea, I can’t do that.

This is a condition that has been named Aphantasia, often described as, “Blind Mind’s Eye”   —  The inability to voluntarily visualise imagery.



 Here’s my personal experience:

Every time I’m told to close my eyes and imagine a scene, I can think of the basic facts about that scene – however I can not actually visualise it.  If I were to ‘imagine’ a family members face for example, I would just think of a list facts about their features (eye colour, hair colour etc) that I can remember about them, yet I don’t  have the ability to conjure the image of their face in my mind. So unfortunately, unless I’ve known someone long enough to remember a list of their facial features, I will completely forget what they look like until I see them again.

But that’s not all.. I also cannot imagine the other senses: touch, taste, sound, or smell. Like my inability to visualise, I can’t experience the other senses in my mind either. Instead I will just recall the facts of each sense. I can mentally talk to myself – but it is in monotone. If I try to sing a song in my head, it is just the words and no tune.

I can dream though. I don’t dream often (that I know of), but when I do, the dreams often feel very real. Though once awake, I can barely remember what it was that I dreamt of, and the memory of the dream completely fades by the end of the day. The more I try to remember a dream, the harder it is to retain. There are only a number of dreams that I can remember to this day, and they are all either my scariest nightmares or completely bizarre dreams, like the time I was a talking dinosaur.


How it effects everyday life:

For 23 years of my life I had thought that the sayings like “imagine that” or “picture this” were just a figure of speech… I’m now 24… I had no idea that I had a different way of processing visual information. Or that the way my brained functioned was in fact, very different to the vast majority of people.

I’ve always had a terrible memory. After realising that my brain is wired differently to the majority, it provides a reason as to why my memory is so terrible. Most memories for the general public is in images, feelings and senses. Since this isn’t an option for me, my memory solely relies on facts that I have retained over the years. Sadly it isn’t an awful lot.

I get random memories when I complete an action or hear, smell, touch, taste something that has happened in the past, a bit like Déjà vu. However, when I try to recall what my deceased grandmother looked like or try to remember the sound of her distinct Irish voice, I simply can’t.

There are some positives to this though. Such as, I know that I love certain foods, but since I can’t imagine the taste, it’s kinda like eating it for the first time, every time!


How it effects life as an artist:

I do feel slightly disadvantaged in the creative world, as I don’t have the ability to draw from my imagination or memory. I tend to use a reference photo for every piece of art that I create. Whether that’s a photograph, or a Photoshopped image that I have designed/altered prior. I am occasionally successful drawing without a reference when it’s a subject that I have drawn and practiced multiple times before.

Sea of Plastics

The “Sea of Plastic” project first started in my second year of University and further explored in my final year. I painted imagery of marine life onto found plastic bags (see above). Since completing University, I have continued to expand on this idea aiming to produce an on going series of works which will become available for purchase.

The end goal is to be able to create a 100% recycled plastic “canvas”. I hope to achieve this by melting down HDPE plastics such as milk bottles and bottle caps to make a frame, then I will stretch plastic bags over to create the painting surface.

My most recent milestone is creating a suitable surface to paint on. It is a flat paper like material made by ironing plastic bags together. Within the next year or two I hope to build a shredder and extrusion devise (blueprints created and shared by Precious Plastic) to help with the creation of a frame. Until then, I will begin painting on my plastic sheets!

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Upcoming- Alfie’s Butterfly Market!

K H Artworks will be holding a stall at the Alfie’s Butterfly Market again this year! Come down to browse a range of local and handmade goodies and stop by for a chat at my stall

See you there!!

More about the market:

“Alfie’s Butterfly Market”
Gardens of Partridge House
38 Partridge St
Glenelg SA 5045

12th of February, every year
4:00pm – 7:00pm

The Twilight Market will showcase plenty of local handmade goodness.

Still Aware was formed by a mother to a baby born still, at 40 weeks in South Australia. Alfie Foord-Heath was born without breath on February 12, 2014. With no rhyme or reason for the death of this healthy baby girl, her mother and father – with the guidance of an advisory board and your help – aim to change how we talk about stillbirth prior to the tragedy, raising awareness in hopes of prevention.

To honour the babies who are no longer with us earth-side, we release live butterflies at twilight, to send our birthday wishes up to them in the sky. Butterflies are available for pre-purchase here.

Hello World!

Welcome to K H Artworks!

I sure do hope you didn’t just  stumble upon here by accident! …or if you did, maybe hang around and check out my stuff? I’ve got a few cool works that may tickle your fancy. Or if you don’t find something that you were looking for, send me an email and let’s fix that! I take commissions of any kind. Whether that’s a painting of your dog (or someone else’s), or a painting of a… Oh I dunno… Anything! Send me an email and lets discuss the possibilities.

Still not sure? Head over to my previous commissioned works and have a read of the reviews!

If you’re still reading then I better actually introduce myself! I do have a bio page but that’s not all there is to know.

Let us start with the basic stuff:

Name: Kellie Hoffmann

Age: 24

Occupation: Wannabe full time artist (help me out by making a purchase?!?)

Eye colour: too much info..?

Well, not only do I paint, but I also like to climb up stuff, you know, like cliff faces and boulders. The cool kids in town call it Rock Climbing and/or Bouldering. I like climbing not only for the physical activity itself, but the sport introduces you to some pretty sweet humans, new locations and most importantly, being in the outdoors. Yes, I am a massive fan of nature.

Which brings me to my personal art project, “Sea of Plastics”. I’ll be making plenty of future posts with updates on this project and further explain my intentions, but in short, I want to address the issue that pollution has on the environment, in particular plastic pollution in the oceans.  I hope to create a bunch of works which will become available for purchase!

Stay tuned!