Images of a family album
My grandparents married in the spring of 1945. The south was already liberated, the north of the country was still at war. My grandparents met at the wedding of my grandmothers sister. Soon she was expecting, so no time to waste. Even though the war was over in our village, people were poor. My grandmother got married in a black dress and pearls, probably borrowed from her sister.
I used this weddingpicture as an inspiration to design a wedding-necklace. If you have nothing, you have to be creative. People had to make the most of it, hand-made. This necklace is about two different characters joined together with a golden ring. There are also four silver pearls that represent the four children that my grandparents had.

Necklace 95cm
Oxidized silver, gold and matted onyx.

The Harvest
in progress

This is a picture of mij grandmothers parents. What struck me the most of this picture is the poverty that it radiates. Two people working the clay with their bare hands. Harvesting some potatoes. They had to feed ten children with it.

This picture is my inspiration to design ten rings. A ring for each finger. Representing a life of hard work, literaly digging the harvest out of the ground, only using your bare hands.

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