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Goldsmith Designer – Narcis & Goldmund

I’ve turned from graphic designer into goldsmith! This is my final piece for school, which took me months to prepare. The necklace is quite slick, due to the school’s objectives. The leaves of the clovers are casted separately in sand, as were the lips, the daffodil, and the little balls for the lock. After soldering (and adding a black diamond), all polished over & over again. Originally, all pieces were made in 1st grade silver. I decided to have everything covered in 18k gold, which turned out so cheap-looking, so I lacquered the pieces that should stay gold and rhodium-dipped the rest. I’m happy. I design in gold!

This is the end of The Motor; my new company will be called: NARCIS & GOLDMUND

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55 & Free

Whitewash silver rings with a stamped and oxidized ’55’ for two divorced best friends, celebrating their birthdays and regained freedom.

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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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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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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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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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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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H A H A H A

Experiment with 1mm indentation stamps.

Dog 4 Wolf

Doggy signeting for son Wolf (should I add stones for the eyes?).

Sketching in gold

emmalous

My first bracelet, recycled from a Dutch antique golden headpiece and precious corals from 1900. Red corals are basically anemone-like animals that secrete a skeleton. They are rare and still grow in some underwater caves in Sardinia. This precious piece is for my precious mother’s 80th birthday. I first drew my father’s face, melted the 18k gold into square wire and soldered 22 parts together. Since it was the first time I worked in gold, the nose melted twice and I had to change the eyes and moustache a couple of times to really let it become my father. I searched the internet and travelled far to get those perfect large corals, strung on 14k gold. Exhibited at De Pioen @ Kunst10Daagse, Bergen until Oct 23, 2016

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