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Published on May 19, 2022 | in News

Banner Image – Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder, Carers Foundation founder Ronnie Benbow and Pagoni founder & jewellery designer Kassandra Behrendt 

(Photo by Clear Image Photography)
Kassandra Behrendt arrived in Australia from Greece with her family, at the tender age of eight, not knowing a word of English. Now 58, she is a self-made business woman with a successful jewellery label.

A self-taught jewellery designer who has been meticulously handcrafting exclusive one-of-a-kind designs for over two decades, Kassandra’s passion for her art is what makes her stand apart. Her pieces are in high demand and have been featured on international magazine covers, runways and on high profile women across the globe.

At the age of 20, life was thrown into turmoil as her mother was dying of breast cancer. She was the sole carer and understands carers fatigue intimately. While her friends were going to parties and enjoying their 20s, she stayed home to look after her mum. After being introduced to Ronnie Benbow, founder of The Carers Foundation Australia, she was instantly drawn to this special woman who was advocating for unpaid carers.

Kassandra believes in the Foundation’s mission to advocate for unpaid family carers of all ages in the community by providing unique health restoration programs to support emotional, physical and mental wellbeing at no cost to them.  This in turn helps to avert mental breakdowns in carers from compassion fatigue. These lifechanging programs teach new coping strategies, provide healing therapies, and bring carers together where they connect and form long-term meaningful relationships and support each other.

The reality is that there are children as young as eight years old caring for their parent or sibling, there are elderly people up to 85 years old still caring for their partner or disabled children, and the general public are totally unaware. After speaking with Ronnie at length and meeting a few of the carers that have gone through her program, Kassandra wanted to support the Foundation by hosting an event to raise funds.

She enlisted the help of her friend Margaret Campbell-Ryder, owner of Red Hill Gallery. This struck a chord with Margaret, who has experienced carers fatigue intimately herself. She was the sole carer for her cherished husband, who lost a kidney during one of four life-threatening operations, this resulted in his death and Margaret was left devastated. It was agreed that the Red Hill Gallery would be the perfect venue! The Gallery’s original artwork on the walls would be a beautiful backdrop for the Pagoni handcrafted jewellery.  Models Angela Clark and Mal Carlton who would be modelling the new Pagoni Collection, were thrilled to offer their time to this cause. Caterers were hired and the invitations went out.

The event was a brilliant success, raising much needed funds for The Carers Foundation Australia. A beautiful morning was enjoyed by all. To donate to The Carers Foundation Australia please go to www.thecarersfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker at Women's Network Australia

Kassandra Behrendt
CEO & Creative Director, Pagoni

"To live a life of passion and purpose you must be fearless!"
article written by Charli Fels

 

 

 

 

 

Pagoni wedding jewellery
published in the USA Style Magazine - 'Over' June 2021

Model: Angela Clark - The One

 

 

Pagoni Wedding jewellery published in
the French Fashion Magazine - FIENFH June 2021 

Model: Angela Clark - The One

 

 

 

 


Pagoni wins Bronze in the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards 2020 for Excellence in Innovation!

 

 

 

 

 

Pagoni article "Over 50 & Kicking Goals'
in the Women's Network Australia magazine.
Out in print now and available through WNA website

Women's Network Australia

 

 

We have launched our
NEW Autumn/Winter Collection - LUXE

with a Fashion Show over the weekend
in collaboration with SFH Designs.
The rain did not dampen our spirits nor that of our 50+ guests!

 


Model is wearing 'Kassandra' peacock feather shoulder necklace
with matching statement earrings.

 


Model is wearing 'Ebony' Swarovski earrings and 'Bianca' gold coin bracelet.

https://pagoni.com.au/collections/pagoni-classics/products/limited-edition-ebony-earrings

 

 

 

 

Pagoni proudly showed off their Spring 2019 Collection at the 

Brisbane Fashion Month Oct 2019

 

 

 

 

My article of my breast cancer journey was published in the Daily Mail UK!
Read about it here...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7783825/Kassandra-Behrendt-diagnosed-breast-cancer-shares-bittersweet-picture.html

 

 

 

Pagoni Jewellery published in the
Fashion Magazine - 'GMARO' October 2019
 

 

 

 

 

A Pagoni feather necklace has a winning bid of £1,400
at the English motorsport event of the year at the Grand Prix Ball 2019.

                    

Pagoni is a finalist in the 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards!

 

 

 Pagoni was the ONLY jewellery brand to be selected for the 
2019 Gold Logie Nominee gift bags!
Pagoni was also featured in The Daily Mail Newspaper
(Photo courtesy of Celebrity & Hollywood Gifting)
 
Pagoni Jewellery published in the
Style Magazine - 'PUMP' October 2019
Article in Get It Magazine.
July 2019 Edition
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Tracey Mathers wearing jewellery by Pagoni
Featured on Women's Network Australia Magazine
February 2019 Edition
(Photo courtesy of Beinc, https://www.beinc.com.au/)
 
 
 Joyce Akena wearing jewellery by Pagoni
Cover of Elegant Magazine
(photo courtesy of Anthony Byron)

 Kassandra Behrendt, founder Creative Director of Pagoni
Featured on FMagazine
March 2019 Edition (photo courtesy of Debi Brett Photography)
Click on this link for full article:
Pagoni Gives Back 

 Rosie Batty wearing jewellery by Pagoni
Sunday Courier Mail Newspaper
(photo courtesy of Sunday Courier Mail)

 

 Indulge Magazine
Late Risers Cocktail Party
Belinda Gaving, Selina McDonald, Kate Marsden
(Selina is wearing jewellery by Pagoni)

  

 Simone de Haas, International Speaker (right).
Wearing jewellery by Pagoni.
Featured of FMagazine
April 2019 Edition
photo courtesy of Debi Brett Photography
Click on this link for full article:

 
  
Elena Gosse, CEO of Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) and 
Hayley Birtles-Eades, CEO of Beinc
Both wearing feather jewellery by Pagoni.
Featured of FMagazine
March 2019 Edition
Click on this link for full article:

 

 Sonia Stradiotto,CEO Sonia Stradiotto Couture
Kassandra Behrendt, CEO Pagoni
(Kassandra wearing feather jewellery by Pagoni)
Elena Gosse Charity Event hosted by Starfire Diamonds 

  

 Women's Network Australia Magazine
November 2018 Edition
Kassandra Behrendt - Power Player
(Jewellery by Pagoni)
(photo courtesy of Debi Brett, https://debibrettphotography.com/)

 

 Sunday Courier Mail
Women's Network Australia 
Launch & Charity Event
May 2018
(Jewellery by Pagoni)
(photo courtesy of Queensland Headshots)

  

FMagazine 
Women's Network Australia
Let's Fly Brunch, Paddington, Jan 19
Kassandra Behrendt - Pagoni and Janelle Bostock - Women's Network Australia
(Jewellery by Pagoni)
(photo courtesy of Debi Brett, https://debibrettphotography.com/)


   

 Women's Network Australia
Christmas Charity Luncheon
Brisbane, Nov 18
Anne Noonan - Yoga Forever and Kassandra Behrendt - Pagoni
(Jewellery by Pagoni)
(photo courtesy of Debi Brett, https://debibrettphotography.com/)

 

 Women's Network Australia
Christmas Charity Luncheon
Brisbane, Nov 18
Janelle Bostock - CEO Women's Network Australia
(Jewellery by Pagoni)
(photo courtesy of Debi Brett, https://debibrettphotography.com/)

  

FMagazine 
Women's Network Australia Boardroom Lunch
Brisbane, Oct 19
Janelle Bostock - Women's Network Australia. Kassandra Behrendt - Pagoni.
Christine Matheson Green - Off the Hotplate. Hayley Birtles-Eades - Beinc.
(Jewellery by Pagoni)
(photo courtesy of Debi Brett, https://debibrettphotography.com/)


 
 Joyce Akena wearing jewellery by Pagoni
Cover of Elegant Magazine
(photo courtesy of Anthony Byron)