“When I’m sitting at my workbench with the smell of casting the gold in my nose. With my hands dirty from all the sanding en polishing. With a cup of tea next to me… That’s when I’m in my element.”
When I was a little girl, I already loved to create and design little things.This way I could dream away in my own fantasy world.
Working with the most beautiful things Mother Nature gave us; pearls, gemstones and gemmetals gave me exactly that same feeling.
“Turning a simple piece of gold into a wearable jewelry, for me.. is magical.”
Afther I graduated High School, I went to an University in Enschede to do a short illustratrion education. After that, in 2006, I started the education for goldsmith, in Schoonhoven. During this study I got 2nd during the “Schone” Design competition. With a design inspired on the ArtDeco.
“The Art Deco is a big inspritation for me.”
After I graduated as goldsmith, I chose to work in wage labor. This way I could learn all the techniques really well. And soon, I started creating my own jewelry. Afther a few years I showed my first collection to the world.
“For me, it’s very important that every little peace of the design is perfect. This way it’s becoming one piece.”
When I’m creating a new jewelry for my collection I let my fantasies and feelings run free, I get my inspiration from the most daily things. Gardening, a walk in the woods or reading a book, can give me enough inspiration to start a new design.
With some drawings I’m trying to get my idea out of my head and on paper. After that, I start making a sample with for example wax.
Usually it takes a couple of months and samples before I’m satisfied with what I want to create.
“In my mind I already see what kind of jewelry I want to create. Now my hands have to do the work…”
I already made a few collections. Beside that, I also love to make unique high end pieces with special gemstones or pearls. Take a look in my webshop for a overview of my jewelry.
I only buy my pearls and gemstones from reliable dealers who can assure me that the pearls and gemstones are untreated.
“A memory of a special moment.”
Besides my own designs, I also work on commission I try to feel what my customer feels and create a jewelry that suits my customer.
This often concerns a special moment in someone’s life, beautiful but also less beautiful moments.
This can be a birth jewelry, a christmas gift, a engagement ring or weddingring. Beautiful moments to give or receive a piece of jewelry as a present.
Also less beautiful moments such as the loss of a loved one. I think it is very nice to be able to help someone with the mourning process through a piece of jewelry.
In a mourning jewelry it is also possible, for example, to process ashes or a fingerprint.
Have a piece of jewelry made to measure
2006 diploma, Illustratieve vormgeving Enschede
2010 diploma, Goudsmid ondernemer Schoonhoven
2010 diploma, DGI Edelsteenkunde 2