Tilburg – The textile museum!!

Friday 29/08 I went to Tilburg with a friend, a city in the Netherlands. We went there to visit the textile museum. It was such a great idea!!

In this museum you learn all about the woollen blanket factory. They created a fantastic overview of the years 1900-1940. You can see all the instruments they used at that time. It’s impressive. Even the smell is there! You can see how they created a blanket from start to finish I never saw that before!

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The museum also has a textile lab. It’s a big place with a lot of machines and tools. A lot of techniques are explained like weaving, knitting, embroidery, tufting, and a lot more. You can see machines in action…
The textile lab is an open studio where innovation is central. They also cooperate whit artists and students, a great initiative!

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But the main reason we went there was because of the exhibition: Body jewels.
An exhibition really worded to see! They present a selection of work by Dutch jewellery makers. There where a lot of different creations. I also found the presentation of the work really good. There was a good overview.

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If you arrive at the museum you can’t miss the building. You have a modern part, made out of glass and the old building. The older building is used for textile production for years. It’s a building with a lot of character. It’s a perfect combination!

❀ Flo

A dream come true!

Lately I’m thinking about making my owe jewellery bench. It would be a dream come true!
I’m thinking about how I will create one. Will I buy a bench or will I make one? I already did some research. There is a lot on the Internet to help you with this. I think I will make one myself with some help from my dad.

I find it really exiting!! I have still a lot of questions and work. I will let you know when it’s done. I already searched for some pictures of existing benches and this is what I find.
So great, it’s like a candy store, I hope mine will be there soon!

❀ Flo

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Pictures are from pinterest

Anne Thomas – A discovery!

I bought this necklace two years ago at a shop in Antwerp. It was a great discovery. It’s by the designer Anne Thomas. The necklace has a beautiful green colour. It’s made out of gold plated brass. It’s really special because it’s divided in 2 parts. One part has glitters and the other has a green velvet. I didn’t know this was possible. I think it’s really nice and innovative!

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Anne Thomas went to a school for contemporary jewels in Florence. She won the first prize at the young creators week in 2005 and she also presents her jewels in 10 countries.

Here you can see her latest collection, the fall-winter 2014-15 collections. The pieces are subtle and pretty. She works with abstract forms. Some pieces also have a texture or a touch of colour to finish it!

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pictures are from the official site

❀ Flo

Hip Hip Hurray – Jewellery collection

Touched by jewels exists a year! Hip Hip Hip Hurray!!!
August 27 2013 I began with my blog touched by jewels, I can’t say how proud I am.
I have a lot of plans for this blog, I want to do a lot, so please stay tuned!

So I said this week I would give you a view of my jewellery collection. That’s what I’m going to do today. I have a lot of jewels because of course I love jewellery. My jewellery collection is varied… I have cheaper jewels and I have more expensive jewellery.
I store my jewellery in a wooden box and on a shelf, for my earrings. I like to play with different ways to store my jewellery; maybe you like to see some examples.

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When I was making this article I noticed that I have a lot of earrings and rings. I think that’s because I were those the most. I don’t were necklaces or bracelets a lot. A note to myself “ I need to wear more necklaces and bracelets”
I always say (an advice from me) If you can than it’s smart to invest in pretty jewels or more expensive jewels. You have them a lifetime if you treat them well!

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The red ring in the middle I made myself in a workshop a few years ago. It’s really fun going to a workshop. You learn new techniques and it’s really interesting.

The earrings at the bottom are from Wouters & Hendriks. If you follow me, you know them. I wrote about them earlier. It was a present from my parents for my 18 birthday.

The long earrings I got as a present from I grandma. The black earrings with the stones are from a shop called “ twice as nice”
The other earrings are from h&m, from forever 21 and primark.

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The big purple ring at the top is from a shop in Belgium. I have 3 of them a green big one and also a black one (at the bottom) I really like them because there are so special with the liquid in them. The collors are really brite and beautifull.

The flashy red ring is from a shop in Berlin. I bought it on my last school trip. It has a special meaning for me because it was during my last year in high school.

Maybe you recognise the round silver one. I made it my self! It’s the first ring I ever made!! The other are from Hema

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These bracelets are from a vintage flea market. I wear them al the time I really like the the brown collors. Love it. The one with the stones is from primark.

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The dark brown bracelets are from my mother, but I wear them a lot more because they are perfect!

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Now two necklaces, the green one is from a shop in Antwerp. It’s from a designer I’m not sure but I think it’s from Anne Thomas. The second necklaces I bought in a shop.

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These jewels are my absolute favourites!

I hope you like this post. If you have some questions, pleas ask them. I wish everyone good luck.

❀ Flo

 

Happy Birthday

Today touchedbyjewels exists 1 year! Happy Birthday!!
A year ago I started touchedbyjewels because of my passion for jewels. It’s so amazing!
hope I can do this for a long time, that would be great. I love blogging and I hope you like it!

In a few days there will be an article with all my favourite jewels and my personal jewellery  for this occasion. I hope you enjoy it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOUCHEDBYJEWELS!!

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