Vintage style drop earrings
Approx. 7cm in length
Brass and Silver-plate
1 in stock
Kirsten Sonne has made these vintage style drop-earrings from recycled metals. She sources her metals from all kinds of Copenhagen antiques. Anything which has a pattern or texture becomes a candidate. These earrings are a collage of antique fork handles and vintage Danish masonic buttons, from quite different origins. Striking to wear, and immediately noticeable, they are jewels which can transform your look. Kirsten is a fantastic collector of delightful odds and ends that end up as jewels. While she sometimes works on themes or in series, like all her works, this one can never exactly be repeated.
About the artist
Kirsten’s work is always chic and individual, often witty and full of fun.. She understands balance and proportion. A former graphic designer, she has contemporary art and design as part of her background. She is also inspired by high-end, street fashion, and other jewellery, modern and ethnic.
‘Since I graduated from Danish Design School, I worked as graphic designer with non-commercial graphic design (book covers, leaflets, posters, cd-covers etc) from my studio in central Copenhagen. I love my profession, but as the computer changed the way of working – no more brushes, pencils, paper, ink – I slowly started missing the connection with the materials and working with my hands.’
Recycled materials inspire her and are the basis of her work. She makes everything by hand and never exactly repeats a piece, though she sometimes pursues themes and series. So, you can count on each piece being unique. Often she will make special ranges of earrings, brooches, bracelets and necklaces to fit Groundwork’s themes.
Living and working in Denmark, Kirsten has her own shop in Copenhagen . She sells through many art galleries, and in England also sells at the jewellery gallery @work in London.