“Sometimes something really touches you.”
I met my husband on Aruba. 7 years later we were there on vacation again. That is when I found out I finally became pregnant with our first daughter. We went to a goldsmith and I bought a silver pendant shaped like a tree.
That same pendant still touches me. It brings me back to when my husband and I met. It brings me back to the enormous feeling of happiness when we discovered that we really could have a baby. And it brings me back to the wonderful feeling when I was there on holiday with my husband and (now) two daughters.
“A piece of jewelry can create thát feeling.”
My name is Suzanne Veldsink-Koldewee (1984), I live in the south of the Netherlands with my husband and two daughters. My daughters are a source of inspiration. The first letters of their names form LiJa, which is why I chose the name: LiJa Jewelry.
After some detours I found goldsmithing . Since I discovered goldsmithing, I have been able to create thát feeling for others. That emotion that a piece of jewelry can impart. That gives me such a feeling of happiness.
“Goldsmithing allows me to create thát feeling for others.”
I enjoy being creative in the broadest sense of the word. This also happens with goldsmithing. Not only designing a piece of jewelry requires creativity. Manufacturing the jewelery also requires regular technical insight, perseverance and being able to think in solutions.
I really enjoy learning. I follow courses regularly to ensure that I master new or very old goldsmithing and stone setting techniques.
My daughters are still young, but are already looking over my shoulder with great interest. Fortunately, I can surprise them every now and then with a set of earrings or a ring.