brooch Beloved memories #3
One Of A Kind
sterling silver, blue alabaster, broochpin made of steel
displayed on stand of oak and linen
stamps 925 / maker's mark
height 61 mm / 2.40 inch
width 70 mm / 2.75 inch
depth 20 mm / 0.78 inch
height 102 mm / 4.01 inch
width 126 mm / 4.96 inch
depth 45 mm / 1.77 inch
private collection Saskia Tossaint
Beloved memories #3 expresses my affection for my daughter.
A close bond which constantly evolves with us, mirroring the different phases of our lives. Two people so very alike and yet so completely different. To me, my daughter is my muse, an infinite source of inspiration.
It is one of the five brooches in the series Beloved Memories, for which I won first prize at the Jewelry Award 2017 for Design and Craftsmanship. The yearly the theme for the Jewelry Award changes and in 2017 it was Precious.
To me, Precious stands for the wisdom, encouragement, advice and love I have received in my life. It has made me the person I am today. The brooches each express the feeling I have with one dear one and the life wisdom that belongs to that person. By presenting the brooches as if they were a group of picture frames, I want to reinforce the feeling that they are about my loved ones and memories.
I cut the alabaster myself and made the stand by hand.