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Category: silver

Rings

Handmade of South African Sterling silver combined with century old pure copper.

Valentino

“Now I am dressed! Thank you Dear Valentine”

Model shoot with Lauren Kehl. All jewellery designs by ME. Photography: Herman van Bon

 

Necklace

Handmade of South African Sterling silver combined with century old pure copper.

Tree Snake Bracelet

Handmade of South African Sterling silver combined with century old pure copper.

Retrospective 2019

Well …. I started 2019 in slow motion and ended up high speed. The last week of December I had time to contemplate and yes; 2020 is a new year with lots of opportunities. I think more unique single pieces and limited series. No casting; all handmade from scratch (from melting sterling silver pellets to the shaping of every single piece).

The second line (recycling) is in an upwards trend amongst the group between 40 and eternity.

Another activity is workshops where groups between 5 and 10 participants learn to make jewellery from treasures of the sea such as shells, driftwood and kelp. The first bookings (including from overseas) are in. It’s an ideal opportunity for people who want to celebrate their birthdays in an unusual setting, for corporate functions and for more adventurous travellers who want to avoid the tourist traps, etc. etc.

Anyways here a compilation of a few new designs of last year, some ‘bestsellers’ and activities such as workshops and displays at art events and so on.

This weekend at Gabrielskloof

For the third year in succession I participate in the ‘Favourite Things Market’ at Gabrielskloof in Botrivier. This is an upmarket event where people from different parts of South Africa and from abroad do their Christmas shopping.

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This weekend at the Tulbagh Arts Festival

This weekend I’n exhibiting in tow places during the Tulbagh Arts Festival in Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa.
Manley Wine Estate:
The Coddiwomplers
With the theme “Broken” in mind, I picked up minerals from
different areas in the Western Cape and twigs from the Catawba vine.
The tendrils of each twig embrace their distinctive stone and
became their own narrative objects, metaphorically telling the story
of the cycle of life; the purposeful journey towards an
as-yet-unknown destination; stillness in motion; here and there;
now and then…
 
The Earthquake Indicator
With the slightest vibration the Iron Crystal house on the edge
will slide and likely fall off the copper plate.
 
In the Town Hall:
Yvonne de Wit studied Fine Art in the Netherlands and lives in South Africa since 2000.
Inspired by the Overberg mountains she collects minerals.
For this exhibition she challenged herself expressing her delicate relationship with the elements transforming these into interactive objects.
Her previous Land Art projects led her to combine minerals with Sterling Silver into unique designs.
Yvonne exhibits her ‘Down-To-Earth’ Jewellery Collection in the Town Hall.