Emma's great-grandfather was a manufacturing watch-maker and jeweller and after discovering his beautiful old toolbox full of clock hands and instruments from a time long-gone, inspiration struck and from it a range of necklaces was born.  Spurred on by the encouragement of family and friends - many of whom spent countless nights around the dining room table sanding and filing cast pieces with her - Emma designed 6 pieces, coordinated an exhibition evening and launched them all in a gallery in central Auckland in 2008.