Born and raised (and worked) in the Netherlands, my husband and I moved to France after retirement where I started beading, and designing jewelry. As an admirer of vintage beads and fabrics, and the beautiful french lace and techniques. I am inspired by visiting brocantes and local craft shops where sometimes time seems to stand still. I love the colors I find in nature and you will find it in my designs. Living in the Lyon area, silk is important too and I love to work with this exquisite material.