is the place where I can focus on my different passions. After a career as Textile designer I look for a more authentic way to be creative and found it in Jewelry design and in making natural soaps.
For me those two creative processes are part of the same philosophy. I strive for durability, upgrading simplicity and the joy of creating.
I hope I can share some of that joy with you.
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In our family we have been trying hard to reduce single use plastic waste a few years now. This was prooving to be a challenge.
But makers make the changes they want to see. Our stay in South of France inspired me to start making soap bars for our family. And the beginning of a new passion.
All soap is made with natural oils and butters, subtly scented with essential oils and coloured with herbs or clays.
Each piece is part of a small collection and is therefore unique.
It is my intention to upgrade seemingly simple materials to valuable pieces. I work with polymer clay made from natural ingredients like bees wax.
I make timeless, durable pieces so that you can express your personality without breaking the bank.
Using a soap bar that produces a luscious creamy abundant lather, that cleans without drying your skin feels familiar and comforting.
At Upstream Studio we are very conscious of the impact our modern lifestyle has on our surroundings. Mass production and disposable plastic are a huge problem. We are firm believers of slow fashion being the only way forward.
Recycling forms an important part of our design process. We attempt
to keep waste to a bare minimum, but because I need to cut my pieces by hand, I end up with a lot of polymere waste. These are revalued to new pieces. We use the same process for our soap waste- these are melted again, and become the base for our floating soaps.
All my jewelry is made of high quality Polymere Phthalates-free clay consisting of bees wax and other natural ingredients. I use pigments of prime quality. All jewels are handmade, and can therefore have slight differences.
Remove stains with a cloth containing a tiny drop of aceton. Don't usetoo much. Don't wear the jewelry in water as it will shorten its lifespan.
The pieces are very strong, but refrain from bending, as this can cause a tear.