She believes that jewelry has a deep and personal meaning; jewelry is the embodiment of moments and memories. They symbolize small and intimate moments in life, are often given as a gift or being passed on in the family. For that reason jewelry should have something more than just an aesthetic value. It should make a statement, provoke thought and arouse emotion. Jewelry is and should be fun.
Just one more… (2017) necklace
Repetitive patterns have always fascinated her. The methodical recurrence of a single element, as a building block for a bigger structure, has a powerful effect which grows the more the unit is used. Every piece of jewelry is made of hundreds of units. At first the units had no influence on the jewelry (except for the one she intended them to have), but as she added more and more of them they started to have a growing impact on the shape and flexibility of the jewelry. The creation of this collection always involves dealing with the conflict between the material and its “will” and my intentions the designer. Early in their relationship, she and her partner had to live apart for a long period. For the sake of romance and intimacy between them despite the long distance, they decided to send each other handwritten letters, as a way to feel closer. When they were eventually reunited, they realized they have both saved those letters. The paper she used for the necklaces is made from printed copies of those letters. By using them for the folded units that make the jewelry she carries them with her as a constant reminder of their love, but at the same time the contents are known only to her which is also like carrying a secret personal memento.