Remember this brooch? I bet you do because this is the third time I mention it on my blog. The other post, which you can see when you click over here, tells about the inspiration for this brooch and were it came from … well, the idea came from walls or sometimes roofs in Belgium [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Woodwork'
December 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Design, Jewelry, My Work, Uncategorized, Woodwork
August 20th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Design, Woodwork
Isn’t it lovely this gorgeous hot weather? After all the cold and way too much rain I am not going to complain when it is 32 degrees in the shade. I just sort of took it easy in the weekend and even went swimming during our canoe trip on Sunday! Today I got up real [...]
March 18th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Jewelry, Life, Woodwork
What are we doing today you wonder? Making tables for our upcoming SPRING PRESENTATION. Always a challenge, to come up with something new to show of our jewelry! We bought 2 thick oak planks, planed them smooth and put oil on them. As I write this Jan is making the legs underneath the table. In [...]
October 11th, 2011 · 9 Comments · Jewelry, My Work, Woodwork, Work in progress...
Last week I told you here about this great request we received from Mr. X, Odessa, Florida. His wishes … “I really like the wood & metal combinations … because of how much my wife loves plants and flowers I had an idea of a pendent / pin that possible had some fern like parts [...]
September 9th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Design, Interior Design, Woodwork
Jan and I have been dreaming for years of a beautiful and practical cabinet for our Atelier. So guess what happend this morning … I found him! Wouldn’t it be great to store and at the same time display part of our jewelry in this beautiful cabinet? Sixay is a Hungarian company that makes beautiful [...]
September 5th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Architecture, Design, Interior Design, Woodwork
While searching for new upholstery for our (Artifort) living room couch I came across the website of MEG O’HALLORAN DESIGN. Boy do they have beautiful fabrics … And not only fabrics, MEG O’HALLORAN DESIGN is a collaborative design-make studio specializing in modern furniture, carpets, and upholstery fabrics. Leading lady Meghan O’Halloran was trained as an [...]
August 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Jewelry, Latest Design, My Work, Uncategorized, Woodwork, Work in progress...
Just listed a great new Brooch in our online store. The title of the brooch is Kleine Beer, (Little Bear) and is somewhat similar to Grote Beer. The brooch is made of ebony, silver and rose wood. The Kleine Beer Brooch is a design by my partner Jan Kerkstra. If you like more info about [...]
August 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life, Woodwork
Beautiful weather at last! I fertilized and weeded my flower garden and Jan finally came around to build us a new staircase. It took him two days … The wood is oak and comes of a tree in our yard what came down during a big storm 3 years ago With dowels made of dark [...]
June 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Design, Handmade, Interior Design, Woodwork
I love little stools, small wooden stools … combined with a little metal of some sort is good too. The other day I came across this very cute minimalist little stool, by French designer Alexandre Reignier. The “Henri” stool is a simple interaction between two materials; wood and aluminum lacquered white. The stool is handmade [...]
In de beginning of the week it really felt like spring over here in The Netherlands. Now on Friday white frost is on the fields and the drinking water for the chickens was frozen this morning… It was a busy week with placing ads in magazines to promote our In House Exposition in March, I [...]