Willemijn de Greef

Dutch, born 1973

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Willemijn de Greef

Dutch, born 1973

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When the Zuiderzee, a shallow bay in the North Sea, flooded in 1916, a dam was constructed that had grievous consequences for the fishing industry. Inspired by this local history, De Greef, who grew up nearby, has based a jewelry collection on the event. Working with one of the only remaining rope-making companies left in the Netherlands, De Greef’s fibers are woven from hemp and flax and adorned with sea-worthy items like pearls and ceramic floats.

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When the Zuiderzee, a shallow bay in the North Sea, flooded in 1916, a dam was constructed that had grievous consequences for the fishing industry. Inspired by this local history, De Greef, who grew up nearby, has based a jewelry collection on the event. Working with one of the only remaining rope-making companies left in the Netherlands, De Greef’s fibers are woven from hemp and flax and adorned with sea-worthy items like pearls and ceramic floats.

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