These series of works emerge from the pandemic period as a time of radical retreat into the private.
Life slowed down fundamentally when social contacts had to be reduced to a bare minimum and almost all external deadlines were cancelled.
For me, the Lockdowns meant juggling between homeschooling and my own world of thoughts, displaced from my beloved studio. Private and work life intermingled on the dining table.
During these periods I amused myself with needle work, with brittle threads in beautiful colors from my grandmother’s sewing box and with metal spiral threads from the world of gold embroidery. It allowed me to stay close to my favorite materials and the microcosmos of a jeweler.

Images from the immediate daily environment slipped into my hands: the house, the garden, the strolls in a Dutch environment. Rhythms, patterns and structures that accumulate time began to resonate in my pieces.
As a ‘Corona’ fowler on the square meter, I got to know the entire bird population of our residential block. The two blackbirds and the tomtits became my personal friends.

Pastime slowly gave birth to a new jewellery collection.

G├ęsine Hackenberg, 2021/22

Materials: Purl wire, pearl purl wire, (rocaille) beads, various fibers from my grandmother’s sewing box, textile, silver, remanium

Blue Doodle, 2021
9,2 x 5,2 x h 1,5 cm


Golden Doodle, 2021
5,2 x 4, 5 x h 1,3 cm


Light Pink Line, 2021
2 x 14,5 x h 1,5 cm


Crown, 2021
7,5 x 7,5 x h 1,2 cm


Star Window, 2021
5,5 x 9,5 x h 1,7 cm


Blue Cube Diamond, 2020
ca 14 x 8 x h 1,5 cm

Achillea Millefolium, 2021
ca 7,5 x 7,5 x 1,3 cm


Green Pavement, 2021
5,2 x 9,2 x h 1,2 cm


Goldfish, 2021
9,8 x 5,3 x h 1,2 cm


Tom Tit, 2022
6,5 x 5 x 1,2 cm


Black Bird, 2022
4,3, x 7,6 x 1,2 cm

Blue Tit, 2022
5,2 x 4,5 x 1,3 cm

Flying Birds, multiple, 2022
silver, 1,2-2 x 1-2,5 cm

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