How do I work?

My jewelry items are similar but always different, like family members. 

I don't do mass production but pieces with a one-of-a-kind character and exclusive series.

I create jewelry inspired by and crafted for the individual

My creative process starts when I visit my supplier from whom I personally select high-quality, Germany-produced plated chains. The electroplating layers are 14ct. gold, 925 silver, and palladium. 

Returning with full treasure boxes, I can hardly wait to start unpacking in my work studio. Techniques I use to connect the chains are e.g. weaving, knotting, and intertwining. I deconstruct, recompose, and make combinations with other materials such as glass or vintage elements. All in a completely handmade process.  

Material contrasts inspire me, I love contrast without conflict, things that may not go together at first glance

I lay down the materials on my work table and look for new compositions and shapes. Often I compare this process to painting with materials or to making collages. I get inspired by the components themselves. I have to see and feel the whole process by moving the materials around. I connect and recompose them until they tell a new chain story. During my work process, I ask myself,

How do the materials behave together, and what new story emerges? 

My pieces of jewelry are rather bold than fine, they radiate a statement. I would describe my style as classic with an edgy twist.

How do we work together?

AKKESOIR key pieces

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