Art Boxes
Rabobank Velsen

Paper Objects

'Just Rings'
Galerie Violaine Ulmer

Jewellery Collective:
Haalems Sieraad Collectief

New Traditional
Jewellery 2010
'True Colours'

International Baltic
Jewellery Show 2009
'For You'

New Traditional
Jewellery 2008

The necklace ‘Looking for Mr. Right' was nominated for the
New Traditional Jewellery Award 2010.

Inspiration for the necklace ‘Looking for Mr. Right':

During my studies at the jewellery department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy I lived for half a year in Pforzheim. There I found a postcard of women with hats topped with big red pompoms. Later I learned that this ‘bollenhut’ is part of a costume worn in three villages in the Black Forest.
Unmarried women wear a hat with red balls, married women wear one with black balls. In costumes you often find clues to whether one is married or unmarried. In this case it’s indicated by colour. The colour red stands for passion, love, power, fertility and here as a signal: ‘look at me, I'm (still) available’.

My necklace was inspired by these balls hats. You can wear it at both sides: red on one side and black on the other side. By turning around this necklace you can easily show if you are free or not.

more info.pdf (Dutch)