The first thing I learned as a kid when I started to wear jewelry was to never mix the metals. I kicked off my love for jewelry at the age of around 7, when my mom – who worked at a jeweler at that time – took home that crazy scary pistol to pierce my ears. Tiny little gold hoops it was for years and years and two super thin golden rings to match. That was until I was old enough to go shopping on my own and found out there was much bigger jewelry available. The bigger the better!

After experimenting with all kinds of colors and sizes of things to accessorize my fingers, wrists, ears and neck with, I came to the conclusion that less is kind of more. And also that it is ok – even cool – to mix the colors up. I now have a few things that I never take off (my earrings, two silver rings and a watch that changes from time to time) and add whatever I am in the mood for in the morning, regardless its color.

Rings from Senesense (3D printed!), Cooee and Tiffany & Co, watch from Juicy Couture and bracelets I designed for Maison de Bonneterie.


Leave yours

  1. Great pieces and i love the different metals all together!

    x Sari

  2. Totes agree! En nog steeds zoooo gaaf die armbanden! Xx

  3. I love the bracelets you’ve designed. I really like the ‘new’ AfterDRK, your posts are more personal. Keep up the good work!

  4. Super mooie sieraden! En een goede stap om je eigen sieraden te ontwikkelen. Ik vind de combinatie van brons, zilver en goud prachtig! :)

  5. Wel grappig idd en mee eens!! vind je armbanden super!

  6. Beautiful post!
    Love your bracelet: great designed!


  7. Ah, dit is armcandy. Erg mooi! Vooral ‘t horloge :)

  8. Mixing metals is way more fun!
    I’m a little bit in love with your bracelets, gorgeous!


  9. The bracelets are really pretty <3

  10. Oh ik ken dat zo goed! Het gevoel dat goud en zilver kan vloeken.
    Ik heb mij er ook overheen kunnen zetten alleen ben ik er nog steeds van overtuigd dat het
    een bewuste combinatie moet zijn van die twee. Anders failed het nog steeds haha.

    Mooi frame met de print van je top op de achtergrond!

  11. when it’s about my wrist I can’t keep much jewels on except for special occasions, i’m not used to it anymore so I always end up taking them off in the middle of the day. I really like the bracelets you designed, great job!


    1. @rux: Haha the everything that was on my wrist this morning is laying next to my laptop as we speak! Xx

  12. Amazing jewelry! Love the mix of silver and rosegold! xx.

  13. Die armbanden die je hebt ontworpen zijn zo mooi! En je hebt gelijk, goud en zilver kunnen best bij elkaar ;)



  14. I also lived by the “never mix the metals theory”, but I’m starting to embrace wearing multiple color jewels. Love how you wear them.


  15. Bij mij is het precies hetzelfde, less is more vind ik ook mooier. Ik draag ook standaard 2 ringen, 1 horloge en mijn oorbellen ;)

  16. Jouw armbanden zijn toch echt mijn favoriet in deze foto ;)


  17. I love mixing metals as well, gold and silver stacked on one arm.

  18. I think it’s what everybody is taught when they’re younger. But a little rebellion now and then is a good thing. I think you have to try out different things to find out what suits you and what doesn’t. Yes, you’ll end up with crazy combinations, there are no rules to me. I always wear little golden hearts and a tiny silver piercing in my ears, and that’s how I like it, eventhough there’s a rule that tells me not to. ♥-Axelle

  19. Echt heel mooi, ben ontzettend fan van je ontworpen armbanden! xx

  20. I always mix my rose gold/ silver peices! I love it, breaking the rules ;)

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  21. I’ve spent my entire life believing the same thing, and reading this post has been quite enlightening. Maybe I’ll finally start experimenting with mixing metals and break my (and your) mother’s rules!

  22. I am still getting used to mixing my metals as well. I think the more subtle you do it the better. You are on the right track!

  23. Mixing metals is so good. I was the same… I was so scared of mixing silver and gold, but now it doesn’t even register!

    The Lovelorn

  24. I used to hate mixing metals aswell, but now I kinda like it
    new outfit post

  25. those bracelets are amazing ! I also used to believe that you just cannot mix metals, but nowadays it may look so good! especially when you mix tiny and thin rings! xx

Leave a Comment