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Long earrings with purple stones

Long earrings with purple stones

Arn’t they beautiful these long earrings with purple stones? We recently bought the purple stones at the gems fair that we visited in Germany in October. The stones are sugilite. I actually knew immediately what I wanted to make with them. The earrings are long…

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Meesterlijk design and craft 2017

Meesterlijk design and craft 2017

Coming Sunday Jan and I will visit Meesterlijk in Amsterdam. Always a fun outing. This fair is a must go! Meesterlijk is an inspiring fair where self-producing designers, fashion designers, food artists, goldsmiths and other craftsmen present their products. In a mood enhancing setting, you…

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Leather Detailed Wooden Doorstop

Leather Detailed Wooden Doorstop

What an easy simple idea! Follow the link to see how to make this leather detailed wooden doorstop: DIY

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Forever wedding rings

Forever wedding rings

These are our Forever wedding rings! The great photo is by wedding photographer Hilda Koopman of Pixel Us. We make the Forever wedding rings for over 20 years. They are completely  timeless. The rings are inlaid with a subtle, small piece of wood. In gold…

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Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots

Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots

Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots  … these are two of my favorite things in life! Once up on a time I lived in a subtropical climate, with temperatures around 30 degrees. We lived in a house with a very large veranda. On that porch…

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Our booth at ARTzaanstad

Our booth at ARTzaanstad

After posting a few photos on Facebook, many of you asked to show more photos of our booth. Well here they are … our booth at ARTzaanstad! The design of the booth is my idea and we built it together. Here I am, like almost always, in…

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The Jewelry Story OpenDoors 2017

We cordially invite you to The Jewelry Story OpenDoors 2017. The whole Pentecost weekend you are very welcome for a bite, a drink and to meet nice people … that’s the idea. At the atelier you can admire the latest jewelry and we also transform our house…

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Photographing earrings Harlequin

Photographing earrings Harlequin

To photograph a piece of jewelry so that everything becomes clear for the visitor of our website is rather a difficult job. It’s for instance very important to show the visitor the size of the jewelry and thats the hardest part. Actually the size becomes…

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OpenHouse Atelier Jan Kerkstra and Marion Pannekoek

OpenHouse Atelier Jan Kerkstra and Marion Pannekoek

You’ll find all information about the Open House at the bottom of this post. The preparations for our Open House are in full swing. Not only the studio needs to be spic and span but … … we also turn our house into an exhibition space…

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Jewellery classes by Jan Kerkstra

Jewellery classes by Jan Kerkstra

There is still room for a few people in the jewellery class on Monday in Makkinga, The Netherlands. Led by Jan Kerkstra (master jeweler) you will learn how to make jewelry and small objects. The class is for beginners and advanced. It’s fun and relaxing! For…

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