lifeline of pearls
pearls for my fave kite surfer. the compass will bring him home.
aaaa pearls, silver
BETWEEN TWO MOUNTAINS
he came up with this story about the Soča valley in slovenia with its rough rocks. “Would she like that?” he thought aloud.
Chrysoprase, 18k gold, silver
ORANGE FOR A FRIENDLY FRIEND
Check out these snazzy cufflinks fit for a Dutch Orange business! They’re personalized with initials and have super fresh orange enamel (shoutout to Ralph Bakker).
Taste of salt
As we spoke, she shared her deep affection for the rhythmic clinking of her mother’s bangles, which brought back cherished memories. This exquisite piece is made of a recycled 18k gold necklace with gradient sapphires to sweep her back to her most happy place: the sea!
This golden heart adorned with rubies & sapphires holds precious memories of a cherished loved one, he was also a friend of mine. The befriended client drew this heart herself. Inside the heart, there is a hidden message that carries a value beyond measure. This golden pendant serves as a reminder of the deep connection she made with him, love is what truly matters in life.
You can honor someone in so many ways after he is gone. This crying heart is a way to keep a dear friend’s memory alive. ‘Zij die gaan hebben gelijk’ is Dutch for ‘The ones who do, are right’, meaning: keep moving forward and just do things! It was an honor to create the silver brooch to commemorate his legacy and present it to his wife.
Earrings symbolizing the bull of Crete, made of a Cretan’s mother’s recycled necklace. Nice coincidence is that both her parents are zodiac sign Taurus.
18k White and yellow gold, diamonds
WE LOVE YOU
Took some time figuring these out. The ear wings stay nice & snug to the ears. Silver. 295€
Ultra thin silver enameled discs hang free under the earlobes. Some 14k gold holds on to the ear. With the help of Ralph Bakker (enamel). 485€
I swore never to make an organic ring like this again – it’s a pain in the ass to make. But I gave in when one of my oldest fiends asked me to make these rings for her as well as for both daughters. Most diamonds are Triple Excellent VVSII, some little diamonds are greyish, my friend found those in a garage sale! Typical M, so economical, so rich. 18k gold, diamonds
wonderful 18K RING WITH 9 ROSECUT SPINELS
There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye. There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as you wander by – Harmine April 29 – Silver bracelet
Silver enamel on silver wedding rings with Dutch love poems by Gerrit Komrij, roughly translated:
They are on top of each other, scabies on eczema, you can hear the flakes snap – dandruff blows up – their skulls shine like tiaras.
I am your material – sniff me – lurk in my throat, my heart, my ass, my stomach – curse me a thousand times or hug me – its fine with me – I love you.
For a warm-hearted someone. Precious coral, 18k gold, oxidized silver
GEEF MIJN Portie maar aan fikkie
NU - NOW
Het mooiste moment is het nu – the best moment is now. in memory of jaap.
recycled 18k gold
3-toe beach walker (sandpiper)
Love the way these small sandpipers (Calidris Alba) run after the waves, to catch a little treat in the wet sand. It is the fave animal of a befriended client. Made of recycled 18k gold & pearls of her mom and a 14k shell pin of her dad.
tell me about the waves
each handmade link of this 18k gold bracelet is stamped ‘750’, the baby mussel – found at the local beach in Bergen – is made of oxidized silver
I got the w!
40 grams of recycled 18kt gold (from granny’s jewels) turned into a 127 cm long necklace. the locks hide 4 inscriptions by both daughters. the lock hides the clients motto: ‘BRAVE FORWARD’
18kt (recycled) Gold earrings for a woman who emigrated from the USA to the netherlands after her divorce to start a new life with her first beau: reading:
‘Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply, gives you courage’.
my bff – who saved these pearls from some old earrings – asked for elegant ear pins for daily use. 14kt gold, emeralds, rough diamonds, pearls
18kt and pearl Sea Mine earrings, ordered by a husband for his wife at their 25th wedding anniversary. These guys have quite an explosive relationship but love each other ’till death do us part’.
A beautiful 70 yr old lady came into the atelier for a special jewel. She lost her husband and now wanted her strength expressed. She asked me to add some of her birthstones. Since she also really liked the beach and the dunes, three layers of gold marram grass are waving in the same direction, as a symbol of her resilience & strength. Material 18kt gold, sapphires
I'll Keep an eye on you
Memory-pendants made of a drawing by my friend artist steven oprinsen who passed away in 2020. for both his daughters. silver, 18kt gold
He died so unexpected and his wife wanted to keep his ashes in a heart the size of her hand. i thought it would have been beautiful to cover the heart with intimate WhatsApp messages in a curly font but she preferred a fingerpr. Silver, 18kt gold, black diamond
SPACE IN ME
the lady who bought this big ring had the favourite lines of her husband hand-engraved in it. she is wearing it at her pinkie. this ring can stand on it’s base. rock crystal, silver
A grandma wanted to give her grand daughter an organic ring set with multiple stones. Diamonds, 18kt gold
Commissioned gold brooche with a heart-lock. After I drew his portrait (50 x 70 cm), I digitalized it, and created a 1.2 mm gold wire portrait with 35 joints. recycled 18kt gold
age as given me me
portrait of marina – mad men style. this high gloss gold brooche was made of 5 grams 18kt gold with seed pearls. size ± 5 x 5 cm
this portrait brooche was commissioned as one of two for a 25th wedding anniversary. VERY ROMANTIC MOMENT WHEN HE SAID HE WILL TAKE HER BROOCHE INTO HIS GRAVE. 18kt gold, brown diamond
symbols 4 hope
18kt (recycled family) gold and silver modern charm bracelet for a texan student ordered by her mom. together with the mother i designed 40 symbols, visualizing hope’s life.
As a little child, she adored little mermaid Ariel. this bracelet is for her american law degree. recycled 18kt gold, silver, diamond
Sphinx cocktail ring. The cat was first hand-carved in wax (watch the process at ‘behind the scenes’) until it looked like the client’s pet. a tiny 3D-scan of the husband in gold, sat on the back of the cat, but she preferred just the cat. 18kt gold, colored diamonds.
dog 4 WOLF
my son loves dogs but i did not want to mother a dog, so to make up i’ve made him this piece. silver, 18kt gold
a couple of Months before my father died, I started on this portrait-lock bracelet for my mother’s 80th birthday. she wears it now with a new beau on her side. the gold was recycled from a traditional Dutch head clasp and the beautiful antique 1cm corals are recycled from an antique Dutch necklace which I found on the web.. 18kt gold, precious corals
NIL VOLENTIBUS ARDUUM
‘NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO THE BRAVE’. stamped ring for a 15 year old girl in memory of her father. 18kT GOLD yellow and WHITE GOLD, VVSI DIAMOND.
Big mama pearls customized for a very petite lady who married during her cancer treatment. diamonds, 18kt gold, light baroque pearls
39 stars in heaven
After her husband passed away, she asked me to make her a memory ring from both their 14kt white gold wedding bands. I turned them inside out, joined them by a gold ring symbolizing their daughter. 15 big diamonds were added for the daughter’s age and 24 small diamonds as they were married for 39 years.