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Sun

Brooch, 2010
Nespresso Capsules, brass, textile

Sun

Brooch - back, 2010
Nespresso Capsules, brass, textile

Louise

Necklace, 2010
Nespresso Capsules, gold

Purple Gold

Necklace, 2011
Nespresso Capsules, gold


Collection THROW AWAY GOLD

Over the past decades, the human population has had a profound impact on our ecosystem and in some cases has completely depleted natural resources. Our greed and eagerness to possess, and consume has led us to a point where we can no longer clearly distinguish what is precious and what is not.

We dispose, in an instant something which is beautiful without a second thought. To me, the disposable Nespresso coffee capsules ARE beautiful.

This collection of jewellery does not identify with one country or a continent, but rather relates to a social group within human society - High-end consumers of the western developed world.

It is about a specific point of time within the human cultural development…how far have we climbed?

I compare coffee to gold. Gold is considered to be the most precious, sought and fought after commodity, bought as an investment or security for the future. What about coffee, is it the same?

Gold is a commodity,
Coffee is a commodity
Gold is coffee - coffee is gold;
Used coffee capsules become a golden necklace,
It is a fair trade, trading one for the other.

Bluebells

Earrings, 2011
Nespresso Capsules, gold

Nefertiti

Necklace, 2010
Nespresso Capsules, brass, gold

Patricia

Necklace, 2011
Nespresso Capsules, gold

Odessa

Necklace, 2011
Nespresso Capsules, gold

Transition

Necklace, 2011
Nespresso Capsules, gold

Together

Necklace, 2011
Nespresso Capsules, gold

Retro

Earrings, 2011
Nespresso Capsules, gold

Gold Red Blue

Necklace, 2011
Nespresso Capsules, gold

Happy faces

Necklace, 2011
Nespresso Capsules, gold