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Meanwhile in our atelier

Meanwhile in our atelier

Meanwhile in our atelier … The long gold earrings are slowly starting to take shape. In de photo Jan is working on making gold bezels for the 2 fire opals. Will be continued …

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Long earrings with amethyst and fire opal in the making

Long earrings with amethyst and fire opal in the making

Meanwhile in the atelier … there are long earrings with amethyst and fire opal in the making … I think it is a rather daring color combination, but I always have the idea that Jan sees colors differently as I do. Jan is the one…

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The story of the memory, or memorial jewellery

The story of the memory, or memorial jewellery

The story of the memory, or memorial jewellery … “Once upon a time, there was an American couple who drove into our yard on rented bikes to visit our atelier. This was 22 years ago. They were staying in a nearby hotel. The wife of the…

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Waterfront home

Waterfront home

Isn’t this a beautiful waterfront home? Constructed from corten steel and glass in a wonderfully beautiful spot on the water at Grou, The Netherlands. Last Sunday we went out on the water again. We took both the dogs, a bottle of wine and crackers with…

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Our latest design for a wide silver ring

Our latest design for a wide silver ring

This is our latest design for a wide silver ring with tourmaline or aquamarine. Just finished before the holiday. We will leave for a week to the Belgian coast. We also want to visit the beautiful city of Ghent. You can admire the ring in the…

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Photos from our daily life

Photos from our daily life

Not all of the photos are up-to-date, but it does give a glimpse into our recent lives. This is our lazy dog Fons in between the chickens. The dogwood was just magnificent this year. Waiting for the dinner guest to arrive … Since 2 years we…

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The Embrace

The Embrace

Recently Jan and I made new photos of our jewelry. Out of this session came among others this wonderful image of our ring The Embrace. Like a picture postcard, isn’t it? It seems like a very simple ring, but my partner Jan Kerkstra spent almost…

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Leeuwarden cultural capital 2018

Leeuwarden cultural capital 2018

Last Sunday, Jan and I made a trip to see the ‘Love-fountain’ in Leeuwarden. The “Love fountain” is one of the fountains that have been placed in 11 Frisian cities as part of Leeuwarden cultural capital 2018. International artists have created a fountain fitting for…

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First sale via Instagram

First sale via Instagram

As I wrote here before, six month ago our atelier changed from Facebook to Instagram. Everyday I publish a photo and recently my work payed of because our first sale via Instagram is a fact! We are very happy because being visible on social media…

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Thank you for visiting our Open Doors Weekend

Thank you for visiting our Open Doors Weekend

Thank you for visiting our Open Doors Weekend! Because the weather was beautiful, many of you came by bike.  We had a pleasant crowd of 220 people in 3 days. Almost everybody made use of the seats in the garden, and took the time to…

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