Two Trees is a one woman company. That woman is me: Annemiek Hamelink. Happiness is central to my work. I create jewelry and art which is whimsical, cute and (hopefully) brings a smile to your face. Animals, nature and their little and big surprises still inspire me most, closely followed by fantasy, (local) crafts and folklore. I love reading, the smell of thunderstorms, fresh grass and home baked cookies.
In 2012 I returned to my home turf, Zeeland, the Netherlands, after living in Belgium and Ireland for nearly 20 years. I was born and raised amidst orchards and fields. I always loved the time when my dad would burn the pruned branches. It triggered my fascination for fire – I’d be getting as close to it as possible. Nowadays I still play with fire, to shape my creations in porcelain, glass and silver.
So why the name, Two Trees? First of all, they are a symbol for life, creation and creativity. Secondly, I think it’s important to give something back to the world, so I decided to sponsor seedlings, which are planted by the Sumatran Orangutan Society. Up to now, I donated nearly 80 trees, and counting. The shape of the logo is inspired by the Celtic tree of life, bringing it full circle to me.