When I found the lily charm I fell in love with the details, they are light weighted & the lily charms has a hollow back.
Inspired by one of Diego Rivera’s famous painting: Calla Lily Vendor, Diego was married with Frida Kahlo (twice) both became very famous.
Diego made several paintings with Calla Lilies always with the flower girls dressed in Mexico native outfits.
These paintings are an ode to the beauty of Mexico’s native cultures ans to the suffering of her native peoples.
Frida painted dragonflies on one of her self portraits, therefore I mixed the charms.
Dragonfly symbolize:transformation, change, wisdom, happiness & joy
The Diego lily & dragonfly necklace where part of a special designed jewelry collection to support the following exhibitions:
Cobra Museum Amstelveen: A Love Revolution!
Drents Museum Assen: Viva La Frida!
Color: Gold, antique gold & red.
Length: 60 cm necklace
Measurement butterflies: dragonfly 30 x 36 mm, lily charm 25 x 25 mm, bamboo red bead prox 4-7mm.
Material: hypoallergenic stainless steel chain, hypoallergenic brass charms & bamboo root bead
Designer & Founder.
After a career with national & international fashion companies, I was looking for a new challenge.
I took private goldsmith lessons at one of the best goldsmith in Amsterdam.
I always had an interest/love for Jewelry & specially for Victorian Mourning jewelry, which contains a lot of symbolism.
03 CS Jewelry was established in med-2014, in Amsterdam.
Where you also can find the atelier, on the third floor at the Kanaalstraat.
When looking for an international outlook for my company, the name 03 Canal Street popped up.
Nr 03 plays an important role throughout my life..
03 CS Jewelry finally became it.
03 CS Jewelry collections are small, so you have no stress choice!
No huge stock, no sales & no waist!
Also vintage supplies, like sequins are part of the collection.
The (semi) precious beads are selected with care, & add a positive vibe to the jewelry
You will find for now, in the webshop a selection of the 03 CS Jewelry basics & latest 03 CS Jewelry collection, inspired by Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican painter.
I love to design special jewelry collections for museum shop & exhibitions, like:
FRIES MUSEUM LEEUWARDEN:
-Mata Hari exhibition.
-Love in the 17th century Rembrandt & Saskia.
RIJKSMUSEUM BOERHAAVE LEIDEN:
-Maria Sybilla Merian
DE GROTE SURINAME-TENTOONSTELLING AMSTERDAM
-Maria Sybilla Merian
TEYLERS MUSEUM HAARLEM:
-Maria Sybilla Merian.
ANTON PIECK MUSEUM:
COBRA MUSEUM AMSTELVEEN.
- A love Revolution.
Frida & Diego.
-Viva La Frida
-Johanna van Eijbergen
-In de ban van de Ararat.
The first design of 03 CS Jewelry is the happy beetle.
The scarab is a dung beetle and symbolizes eternal life & transformation.
He cleans up your sh*t, I can assure you he does it well.
He brought me a lot of good luck & prosperity.
And till this day the happy beetle is a favorite 03 CS Jewelry piece.