Since her childhood, Claire van Meeteren has always been fascinated by the tiny parts usuallly hidden inside machinery. Wanting to reveal the beauty of these fascinating shapes and striking colours to all, she designed a collection of jewellery called Upcycle. Old printer parts, broken telephones, clocks, mixers and cameras, all found their way into her work, giving them a new lease of life. In addition to an innovative use of materials, she also explores new ways of wearing jewellery: suckers added to sculptural ornaments show off the shoulder and elastics fasten eyecatching accessories to the back of the hand.
Claire van Meeteren