On the flower still lifes from the 17th & 18th centuries you sometimes see animals such as: frog, beetles, butterflies & dragonflies.
Animals with symbolism: rebirth, hidden beauty,peace, love & transience.
Some of these symbols are collected/mixed in these earrings.
They are super cute, I love the details on the mini coins & frog.
On the front you will see the dragonfly & frog, backside is the beetle.
Materials: hypoallergenic earhooks, semi precious beads & hypoallergenic brass charms & transparent lacquer.
Color: gold & transparant fluorite bead.
Measurements: frog 7 x 7 mm, dragonfly & beetle coin charm 7 x 7 mm, fluorite bead 2 mm.
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.
- David Hockney
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.