Bekini Bekini, is artist Bek Schapel who has been painting and drawing for 40 years.
Bekini was the 1997 ANZ Bank Children's Chirstmas Colouring In Competition Runner Up which awarded her with an oversized Christmas stocking filled with toys. Most of the toys were cheap rubbish that broke the first time they were used, but it was fun while it lasted.
In 1996 Bekini was accepted into and began studying at the South Australian School of Art at the University of South Australia.
She has been painting, sculpting with resin and exhibiting consistently since then.
The jewellery and homewares pieces she creates are cast from a silicone cold that she has created herself. Once cast she hand sands each piece for two hours to give each piece a magical texture like silk.