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A thesis (2021) about the relationship between jewellery, maker, wearer and viewer." Jewellery; a concept that is quickly labelled as decorative, wearable objects such as a ring, necklace, bracelet and earrings. Yet, this concept has had a new meaning for about half a century, has been given substance, so that it appears to be in a 'grey area'. The form that jewellery takes in the 1960s is increasingly abstract, and its meaning and function are also fully discussed during this period. That makes it particularly difficult to frame, but also a fascinating research to explore further. There is one important and obvious requirement that a piece of jewellery must meet: it is linked to a carrier. Just as a letter knows a sender, message and addressee, so art and design has a maker, the work and a visitor. Jewellery, on the other hand, has the wearer as an additional element." Photos: Ilse Louise van der Woude, Dagmar Brussel

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