In nature all around us we can find beautiful designs and playful lines. In this case I was inspired by the gentle movement of waves touching the sand.
Silver brooch with lapis-lazuli.
Yellow gold brooch with a deep green tourmaline combined with a baguette cut diamond.
Sometimes, pure and simple beauty is what strikes me most. Just looking at that natural pebble, in an instant I knew in which direction I would want to work.
I enjoy working with silver and to explore the possibilities it offers. With this superbly interesting material, one can achieve great structures and surfaces. Here in combination with two bright green tourmalines.
Just walking the beaches of some far away land....one may find all kinds of natural goodies.....such as for example this shell seemingly resembling a human ear....The black "coral" holding it, in fact is a forged and darkened piece of silver.
Having been inspired by what I saw during a diving excursion, this is one of the designs I consequently made. Silver, partly darkened, and polished. Smooth and raw. The kind of structures you might expect when you’re exploring the under water world.
The brightness of the blue is real and superb. "Real" I can truly call it, because I had the rare chance to by this material in it's raw shape. Therefore I knew it could not be color enhanced as so many stones nowadays are. I cut the pieces myself and made these silver brooches.
Every ones in a while, clients bring their stones to me in order to create a design for them. In this case the gentleman brought to me a fine Amazonite for which he wanted a brooch made, as a gift for his wife.
Sometimes I love working with rough and uncut crystals. They deserve a special kind of approach. Here is what I did with this splendid crystal of Brazilian Imperial Topaz.