I do love the feminine Lavender flower & mini butterfly earrings.
An ode to the female painters: Maria van Oosterwijck & Rachel Ruysch, they where famous in the 17th & 18th. centuries by there stunning & lush still life paintings.
Some of them are to be found in museums.
It was very unusual for women at that time to have an career, they managed & became very succesful.
The lavender bead is a oval shaped vintage bead, each bead is unique & is carve with a flower detail.
Butterflies where also added to the flower still lifes, as a symbol of transience.
Now a days a butterfly is also seen as a messenger from heaven.
Material: glass vintage flower bead (shaped by hand) petite hematite gold Bead & lake blue tiny glass bead, stainless steel earhooks
Measurement: flower bead: 18 x 12 mm, butterfly 3-4 mm.
Colors: lavender, green & gold.
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.