Anke Hennig


The origin of life is a growing cell. The origin of my jewellery is a fine thread, which by twisting with further threads grows into a three-dimensional piece of jewellery. For that i work with a traditional textile technique; hä„kelgalon. I discovered that this 19thcentury braiding technique is an ideal medium for making innovative contemporary jewellery. Flat braids of fine threads, made up of colored nylon, cotton, silk and other filaments, are wound around and over themselves to form a spiral, providing an unusual three-dimensional aesthetic that makes it difficult to imagine its origin. The way the delicate elegance of the braids is combined with decorative volume is both the characteristic and the secret of my design.