Friday, 11 January 2013

I am originally from Holland but moved to Switzerland in 1968. I have always been interested in making things. Even when time was short there was always some project in the making.
I started beading at a very young age. A neighbour showed me how to make a brooch with small glass beads for mother's day. Later, when I lived in Amsterdam I continued this beading and my little sister used to sell the necklaces to her teachers at school.
I have always loved fabrics and I can still not walk past a fabric store without going in, seeing what is on sale and most of the time walk out with various fabrics. I made some lovely wall hangings in the sixties before moving to Switzerland. When I came to Switzerland in the late sixties, I started pottery. Later, in the nineties I started goldsmith work.  I still love making jewellery but have also reverted to my old love for fabrics. I can take most of the materials with me when we travel. Last year I started making handbags and I love it. I love making things, but I can only use a certain amount of items myself. Therefore I am in the process of setting up my shop at Etsy.com.


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