Elysia Emerald Brooch from the collection Unknown Waters is inspired by nature, water and sea slugs. The green colour comes from algae. Glass stones symbolize the sparkling light on the surface of the sea. My passion is jewellery art, my love is stones. As a child I had bags full of them, collected them and carried home whatever treasure nature presented to me. Till today the findings are my inspiration: in driftwood, for example, its lightness and its gnarled-unconventional form are integrated in my creations. Also seashells or an urchin skeleton, corals and amber are my favorites. It’s all about the sea… Whether alive or dead, animal or stone, everything has a chance to be. Through imagination the undiscovered world of inward beings is brought to daily life till a piece of jewelry is created. The question is not “Where does my inspiration come from?” But “Where does it end?”. Where it has no limits and no rules, it is inexhaustible. With myriads of sources, in all shapes and colors, it develops itself. Everything is possible, nothing is true! The deeper the unknown, the more intoxicating the world is. The inspiration’s floating in weightless state, it never stands still. By movements of the water pulled back and forth – a solid bottom does not exist. An unsatisfied thirst for knowledge, which drives to work, creates unique pieces that tell a story. The devotion to nature and jewelry rewarded with an open field of imagination, inspiration that’s wearable. Moreover, an absolute revelation of one’s own feeling.