Graduation Project

Kelly van Duijnhoven

Department: Man and Identity

Ik rouw van jou

Losing a loved one brings about all kinds of big emotions and it can be difficult to express how you feel. Kelly van Duijnhoven has designed a range of elegant jewellery items as a sign of a mourner’s mental state. Part ritual and part reminder, her necklaces, bracelets and brooches all have a space to display keepsakes like a lock of hair or a sprinkling of ashes. The act of inserting these serves as a way of saying goodbye, while keeping the memories close. And when people ask about that lovely bracelet, you can point out the detail and share how you once loved and lost.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman