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Light festival 2017 in Amsterdam

Light festival 2017 in Amsterdam

Light sculpture “The Lace” is part of the Light festival 2017 in Amsterdam. The sculpture is inspired by the lace cap, part of the former Dutch traditional costumes. The fifth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival takes place from December 1, 2016 to January 22, 2017. More than…

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Gorgeous Annabel

Gorgeous Annabel is made of silver. The silver is treated with a dark patina afterwards. The big oval stone is a beautiful citrine. It’s a miracle that this ring didn’t sell at Sieraad Art Fair. Here you see how Annabel is made. Do you like to…

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Meesterlijk 2017 and other matters

Meesterlijk 2017 and other matters

Next Sunday Jan and I go to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam to visit Meesterlijk 2017. I’m very curious how this year’s edition will be. Last year we thought the Fair was beautiful. Meesterlijk brings craft, design, food and applied arts. Meesterlijk from 25 – 27 november in Amsterdam….

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Impression of Sieraad Art Fair 2016

Impression of Sieraad Art Fair 2016

A small Impression of Sieraad Art fair 2016. Jan and me in our booth. We came home late Sunday night from Amsterdam after a fantastic edition of Sieraad Art Fair! Many interested visitors, many sales and even more compliments. We had a rest day yesterday, but now it’s time…

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Sieraad Art Fair 2016 in Amsterdam

Sieraad Art Fair 2016 in Amsterdam

Because we are really very busy with last minute things for Sieraad Art Fair 2016, I take a small break from my blog. Next Wednesday we have to build up the stand. Thursday morning, November 10 everything must be finished and ready to roll because at…

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A beautiful autumn day

A beautiful autumn day

As you can see in the picture Jan worked really hard today. At the end of the day the ring was almost finished. To be seen for the first time at Sieraad Art Fair, from 10 t/m 13 November in Amsterdam. It was a beautiful…

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The photogenic street vendors in Hanoi

The photogenic street vendors in Hanoi

Waking up at 4 am, the vendors-often female migrant workers-pack their bicycles to the brim with fresh flowers and fruit, walking miles throughout the course of the day to peddle their wares. They have no clue how beautiful their bicycles are, no idea they create…

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New gemstones and a visit to Museum Insel Hombroich

New gemstones and a visit to Museum Insel Hombroich

Aren’t these beautiful? These are the new gem stones we bought last weekend at a gem exhibition in Dusseldorf. The plan is to make two more rings with these gems to take to Sieraad Art Fair in Amsterdam. I am not sure the rings will be finished…

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Small wooden houses in Japan

Small wooden houses in Japan

This tiny neighborhood of small wooden houses is build among the trees in Shizuoka, a rural county in Japan. The buildings have the same shape as the surrounding mountains. Inside they have ultra-modern design and furnishings. This tent-like homes, Jikka, are the work of architect…

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Sieraad Art Fair the 15th edition

Sieraad Art Fair the 15th edition

This photo was taken last year at the Sieraad Art Fair. A visitor in our stand admired one of our long necklaces. Jan thinks it’s all very funny! I wonder what this year will bring us … nice encounters … many compliments … having a fun time…

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