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De Opkomende Sieradendiscipline (The Emerging Jewellery Discipline) is a Bachelor thesis about the relationship between jewellery, maker, wearer, and viewer. Jewellery; a concept that is unjustly labelled as decorative, portable objects such as a ring, necklace, bracelet and earrings. Yet, this concept has been given a new meaning in the past fifty years, and has been given substance. It appears to be in a grey area. The shape that jewellery takes in the 1960s is increasingly abstract, and its meaning and function are fully discussed during this period of time. That makes it particularly difficult to frame, but also a fascinating research topic to explore further. There is one important and obvious requirement that a piece of jewellery must meet: it is linked to a wearer. Just as a letter knows a sender, message and addressee, art and design has a maker, the work and a visitor. Yet, jewellery, on the other hand, has the wearer as an additional element."

Photos: Ilse Louise van der Woude, Dagmar Brusse

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