Tag archive for bespoke jewellery

Hand forged silver choker

Hand forged silver choker

The wood stove is burning again in the evening. The grass that was dying last week, because of the drought, has become too wet to mow at the moment. Sometimes during the day it is so dark that I have to turn on the the…

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Storm and a big silver ring

Storm and a big silver ring

Outside the wind is howling around the house, leaves flying around, the flower garden consists of stems with dried seedpods and the chickens are moulting. There was just one nice bright orange nasturtium flower left to use in this picture … I just placed this big silver ring in the store. The light blue stone is an Amazon opal. Like I said the chickens are moulting … or is it molting? Anyway, this…

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The Pregnant Dragon, a short jewelry story …

The Pregnant Dragon, a short jewelry story …

Jan and I hardly ever work figurative but this assignment turned out very well. The customer’s request was … make a pendant for my sister, she is pregnant, her favorite color is blue and she loves dragons. Yes these things really happen in our studio! The…

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A new Silver Spring Necklace!

A new Silver Spring Necklace!

Last week, Jan and I again photographed several of the new jewelry we created. This time we took pictures both inside … and outside … This is SPRING, our latest necklace. The large beads are made of silver and copper. Do you like to know…

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Meanwhile in our Atelier … beads

Meanwhile in our Atelier … beads

Suddenly I felt like working with beads again … Every year Jan and I go to Idar Oberstein in Germany to visit an insane large gems trade fair. At this international fair traders from all over the world show their gemstones and beads. We always…

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Making new jewelry!

Making new jewelry!

Usually around this time of the year I am always busy making the garden and our yard “summer ready”. Not this year, because it is way too cold and the ground is still frozen. The birds pretend this is not true and continue to sing…

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Big silver pendant Amphora

Big silver pendant Amphora

To make  a pendant shaped like a Greek vase was on our wish list forever. Now with all custom made orders almost done there will be time for new designs … Amphora, a large silver (silver is blackened) pendant in the shape of a Greek…

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Help I still have the flu!

Help I still have the flu!

Dear people I keep it short today, because I am still sick. A kind of flu-like condition where one day you think, well I feel better, but the next day, you feel pretty lousy again. In any case, I crawl back under the covers. Today…

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Lets talk about inspiration

Lets talk about inspiration

Remember this brooch? I bet you do because this is the third time I mention it on my blog. The other post, which you can see when you click over here, tells about the inspiration for this brooch and were it came from … well,…

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Collaboration between clay and silver

Collaboration between clay and silver

Peter Hiemstra is, and these are his own words, a visual artist who creates “picture stories”. Sculptures that escape the ordinary, everyday life, visual storytelling often somewhere between bizarre and witty, honest and vulnerable. A few weeks ago Peter came to our atelier and asked…

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