Designer Myrna Lim
Myrna Lim is a jewellery designer based in Brussels, the Capital city of Europe. She first graduated at the University of Leiden as Master of Arts in Japanology, complemented by Marketing and Management studied at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (both cities are in The Netherlands). Following her personal passion for fine jewellery, she went on and obtained her Certificate in Gemmology at the Antwerp Diamond School and learned the arts of jewellery crafting at both the Antwerp and Brussels Jewellery Design Academies.
how it all began
One cold and rainy day during November 2001, as Myrna Lim was strolling down the bustling city streets of Brussels, she popped inside the Fashion and Lace Museum, Rue de la Violette, in search of a break from the dreary weather.
Walking down the halls laden with the rich history of Belgium’s finest lace, Myrna fell in love with the striking refinement and grace of the art pieces displayed. Her dream to carry the lace craftsmanship and tradition back into the contemporary world as a tribute to the Belgian culture is an motivation that still nourishes her art work up until today.
duchess lace inspiration
Myrna has been particularly impressed by the “Duchesse” lace, (created in 1893 to honour the wedding of King Leopold II to the Duchess of Brabant, Marie Henriette of Austria who was a supporter of the lace production) for its sophisticated details and richness of patterns. Back in her workshop the patterns of fauna and flora in original Art Nouveau style became her source of inspiration for making twisted and soldered lace in pure Sterling Silver threads instead of the finest spun linen thread.
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