A chain of prayer beads is not a jewel. But by intertwining the chains of Catholics, Muslims and Buddhists (rosary, tespi, juzu and mala) and dying them blood-red, this becomes a wearable and meaningful piece of jewellery.Material: wood
Katja Prins (Haarlem, the Netherlands, 1970) lives and works as a jewelry designer in Amsterdam. She graduated at the Polytechnic Schoonhoven in 1993 and at the jewelry department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 1997. As a jeweler she is working with silver, plastic, glass, porcelain and polyurethane rubber, creating unique pieces. She was a guest lecturer at Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, AKI Enschede, Konstfack Stockholm, Hiko Mizuno College, Tokyo, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Savannah College of Art and Design, Tainan National University of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston and University of Arts & Design Samara, Russia.
Her jewelry is purchased by Museum of Arts and Design New York, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Museum for Modern Art Arnhem, Textile Museum Tilburg, Mint Museum Charlotte, Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Nationaal Glas Museum Leerdam. SM’s Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch and Musée des Beaux Arts Marseille.
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