Broken Connections Brooch evolved from the desire to recycle beautiful materials with a meaning. In 2012, I’ve created a collection called Cherry romance, which was based on one bone china cup. I still remember, when the cup broke apart and I got this idea to make one collection made of this special cup. I’ve collected all the fragments and designed brooches and necklaces of it. CHERRY ROMANCE I loved this Chinese cup I didn’t have it that long I didn’t want it to drop, but as a cup it died I got seduced by the beauty of the fragments I wanted to avoid the evanescence I wanted to provide rebirth for it I enchanted it It enchanted me It is jewellery
For me, to create jewellery, is to make the inner world visible.
A shape of a circle, found everywhere in nature, locked in our subconscious. Twisted and organic shapes are inspired by marine life forms like medusa and sea anemones. The opulence of color combinations, stories and myths, paired with material characteristic, result in fantasy creations which approach real sea animals in different ways. Contrast and contradiction becomes sharper by using divergent materials side by side. For me it is important to feel the material, its smooth or rough surface, its natural softness or its temperature. I try to involve as many senses as possible to create a vivid and strong jewellery piece. I’ve abstracted the body into a construction and deconstruction of materials, and gave it a new form powered by colours.