Some time ago I held a little-people-brainstorm with Elise, Julia and Emma.
The made drawings and told me what they found important and what theu would like to wear as a jewel. It’s amazing how children look at jewellery as something personal.
Elise, 4 years old and very attached to her Rabbit for years, I now becoming a big girl and can’t be taking him everywhere anymore. So she drew Rabbit to the smallest details and asked me to turn that drawing into a necklace. That way, Rabbit is constantly close to her and can accompany her anywhere. Isn’t that cute ?
Julia, also 4 years old, is a real princess. She has her own crown, lots of princess dresses and loves everything that is ‘princessy’. She knew immediately what kind of necklace she wanted; the crown that she drew herself. What else ?
Emma is seven and wanted to write her own name for the necklace. But the necklace wouldn’t be complete without ‘Brownie’. Brownie was her dad’s teddy bear and is now her best friend. She drew her own version of Brownie with a lot of imagination. And swimming trunks. Delightful !
After a day like that I was full of inspiration and I happily made something beautiful out of their wonderful stories. They impatiently opened their little jewellery boxes and posed proudly with their unique necklace for the photoshoot of their ‘Koko’