Lepeloorbellen- Nolda Vrielink
Oorbelletje in de vorm van een kommetje, gemaakt door Nolda Vrielink.
zilver, verguld zilver, geoxideerd zilver
My name is Nolda Vrielink and I’m the designer and maker of these jewels. Already as a child I was fascinated by jewelry, spending hours making earrings out of tiny beads and brass wire I took from electrical cord.
A few years ago I decided to become a professional jewelry maker and I started the training Goldsmith at the Vocational School Schoonhoven. So now I can leave the electrical cord in peace behind and play around with silver, gold and stones.
When designing I try to aim for simplicity. A piece originates while I’m moving around pieces of silver, gold and stones in all kind of shapes and colours. I try combinations until it ‘fits’. It’s like doing a jigsaw puzzle.
I use silver, gold and (semi) precious stones. As you can see I like my jewelry brushed, blackened or white. The white colour is caused by a special technique that brings the fine silver to the surface. This kind of surface may change over time: it becomes shinier. I have created the black color by oxidizing the silver. This also may change a little by wearing to a unique patina, especially with rings. It can be re-blackened.