Guilloche is a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material by machine turning. It is an extinct craft originally used for so-called pocket items: Cans, cups, pocket watch covers, lighters and pens.
For my beetles I work with guilloche engraving in
combination with enamel.The free use of this technique allows me to
turn silver into a shining, colorful gem, carried by the black
sillouette of a beetle, to pay tribute to the bejewelled monsters
created by nature. The brooches are made of silver and about 4-5 cm
In these brooches I explore new ways of using the old technique of guilloche engraving. They contrast traditional patterns like waves or zig-zags with self created, free style designs