I've always been fascinated by beads and shiny things, since I was a little girl. I was stringing beads and trying new things all the time, and I tried many different beadingtrends through the years. Small beads, big beads, of all shapes, sizes and materials, and I learned many techniques.
But somehow I always ended up beadweaving with seedbeads again, so that's what I specialized in by learning all kinds of stringing techniques and combining them into the kind of jewelry I'm making today.
I live in the north of The Netherlands in a small village not too far from the city of Groningen, together with my boyfriend in the countryside, looking out on beautiful nature reservations. Here I find the peace and inspiration for creating my jewelry, although it's a tough choice sometimes when the weather is good and I want to work in the garden. Gardening is a big hobby , and we have quite a large garden for me to enjoy.
I'm being creative whenever I can; I work as a grafic design, webdesigner and signmaker. And through the years I've done all kinds of creative courses, like photography, goldsmithing, interior decorating and garden design. So I'm always occupied with colorschemes and compositions, and that's what I love to do the most: to design and create beautiful things.
My designs are mostly inspired by the style of Victorian times, with it's beautiful clothing, rich fabrics and gorgeous jewelry. I love lace and fringes and the ornamental style so I try to make my jewelry look like they could be worn in those days. But I also want them be comfortable and easy to wear.
To add some sparkle and class, I use Swarovski crystal and pearls in my designs to make them shine and look luxurious.
In 2004 I felt like I had to come up with a name for my jewelry so I dug into a dictionary, where I stumbled upon the word Trinket. The meaning of the word immediately appealed to me, especially the part where it said a trinket mostly has emotional value.