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September 13th 2017
Doggyring

Finishing touch of the signetring I posted June 16th: I’ve added a gold collar and blackened the silver dog. While polishing the very tiny collar, I almost lost my thumb in the machine.

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September 13th 2017
Ring turned inside out

I loved my ‘kleine oma’ (little grandma). My mother gave me her wedding ring (reading J.d.K.) to melt and create something new. But I loved this memory of my grandparents, and decided to turn this 14k ring inside out. The outside is sandpapered, the inside high gloss. And I gave it back.

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September 13th 2017
Reincarnated scraps

Sand-covered stool – made of found objects like cardboard and rubber bands. Design Thomas Ballouhey

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September 11th 2017
Cheap and precious

Most of the time it takes me days-to-weeks to make a special piece of jewelry. This is a ‘quick & dirty’ attempt to create cheap jewelry with real 18k gold, nice light grey pearls and blackened silver.

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July 28th 2017
Summertime and the livin’ is easy

Fantastic and huge braided fair-trade hammock from Nepal. Add a perfect version of the famous aria from Porgy and Bess (Gershwin) by Willie Nelson or this one by Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, heavenly! Store Sukha

July 26th 2017
Objects of personal adornment define a person’s social status and serve as a redeemable investment – Nikki Couppee

Beautiful presentation of jewelry which votes preciousness, while all is made out of cheap materials (metal, plexiglass, bubblegum, nail polish, you name it). “From the beginning of culture, the intrinsic value of the materials used in jewelry making has always been a reflection of an individual’s or family’s wealth. Even today only the social elite have the chance to wear extravagant expensive jewelry. I create stand-ins for the real thing.” Jewelry Nikki Couppee

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July 24th 2017
Open, fixed, clustered – Laura Wood

She began her career in the arts studying dance. which led her to making adornments for the body. The colorful powder coated metal gives her jewels a contemporary, raw and strong presence. Material phantom quartz, powder coated brass, sterling silver, steel Jewelry Laura Wood

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July 24th 2017
Plastic ocean – Thirza Schaap

I love the debris at the shore and am still figuring out how to translate that into jewelry, like bunches of silver chains with pieces of seaweed made out of wood and tiny pearls…so this is pure inspiration. The engaged photographer lives in South Africa where 80% of the food comes from the ocean. She is spreading awareness of the plastics-in-ocean-problem, by showing posters of sea-worn trash in the buses over there. Photography Thirza Schaap 

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July 7th 2017
Blah-blah-blah 1

From a Facebook friend – came a ‘Blah blah blah’ suggestion for a jewel, which I turned into this bracelet. Material 13 x 42 mm rhodium-dipped 1st grade silver with a blackened chain & lock with seed pearls (small natural pearls, formed in saltwater oysters)

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July 7th 2017
Blah blah blah 2

A bolder (15 mm wide) version of the brace with varioust chains and a little bright red precious coral.

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