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The Story of Yamani Designs

My name is Stacie Saltner, a passionate art enthusiast on a journey to turn my love for creativity into a thriving business. I proudly identify as a Warrgamay, Gurang, and Taribelang Woman, and my cultural roots run deep. My artistic inspiration stems from my mother, a retired linguist who dedicated eight years to managing the Central Queensland Language Centre. This experience ignited my fascination with language, leading me to explore waking sleeping languages, a journey that eventually led me to my current role at First Languages Australia.

In 2022, I took a bold step towards my dream and founded Yamani Designs. The name holds a profound significance in the Warrgamay Language, referring to the Rainbow Serpent, or Yamani, a central figure in our dreaming stories. This sacred symbol is more than just an artistic motif; it is one of my totems, passed down through generations via my Gumbunan (Grandmother).

Yamani Designs has rapidly evolved into a trendsetting Online Art Store since its inception. My innovative and engaging approach has propelled the business's success, resulting in continuous growth and expansion year after year. From assisting clients in navigating the selection process to ensuring the safe delivery of artworks, my commitment to providing impeccable customer service remains unwavering.

As a well-respected Online Art Store, I strive to not only showcase beautiful and culturally rich creations but also to foster a sense of connection between art lovers and the profound stories woven into each piece. With Yamani Designs, I aim to create more than just a platform for buying art; I aspire to share the depth of cultural storytelling and artistic expression that has shaped my identity and heritage.   

                                                                                                                                              Stacie Saltner

My Story

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I am a First Nations Artist based in Bundaberg.  I currently work full time with First Languages Australia and the event manager for the 1770 Cultural Connections Immersion Festival and the Bundaberg and District NAIDOC week of events.

I believe that art should be accessible to everyone, and I strive to make my work affordable and accessible to all. I am committed to providing quality products and services to my customers.

I offer custom made authentic shell jewellery with intricate painting designs. I am skilled in creating unique and detailed designs on shells, using a combination of my paintings. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted to ensure the highest quality and attention to detail.

Earring and Necklace are hand made from shell and are hypoallergenic jewellery.

When you wear Yamani jewellery, you not only become adorned with an exquisite piece of art but also become ambassadors for Indigenous culture and their deep reverence for nature.

By supporting my work, we contribute to the preservation and celebration of Indigenous traditions, ensuring that their wisdom and knowledge are recognized and cherished for generations to come.

Please browse through my products and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss a custom order or a commissioned art piece. I'm excited to create a piece of art that is meaningful and unique to you. Thank you for supporting Indigenous art and culture!

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