Angela Roest's Profile

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Hypho is a Greek affix that designates an open but intricately woven structure. It's the best word I've found to describe what I create.

I've been told that my beginnings as a wire artist took place when I was a child, as I rummaged through my grandfather’s scrap metal pile. However, I've taken a rather circuitous route to the creation of jewellery.

In the meantime, I've lived in France, Belgium and Spain and completed a Master’s Degree at Nantes University for my research on French fashion of the 1920s.

You'll find an unexpected combination of materials and textile techniques in my work. Necklaces are knitted by hand; stones and pearls are incorporated as the piece is formed. Weaving, braiding and sewing are also used to achieve certain effects.

My work is completely…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 3
  • Joined November 26, 2007

Favorite materials

wire, shredded silk

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About

Hypho is a Greek affix that designates an open but intricately woven structure. It's the best word I've found to describe what I create.

I've been told that my beginnings as a wire artist took place when I was a child, as I rummaged through my grandfather’s scrap metal pile. However, I've taken a rather circuitous route to the creation of jewellery.

In the meantime, I've lived in France, Belgium and Spain and completed a Master’s Degree at Nantes University for my research on French fashion of the 1920s.

You'll find an unexpected combination of materials and textile techniques in my work. Necklaces are knitted by hand; stones and pearls are incorporated as the piece is formed. Weaving, braiding and sewing are also used to achieve certain effects.

My work is completely handmade. I form and hammer my own jump rings and clasps.


Aside from Etsy, my work can be found in various artisan galleries as well as in the boutiques of national museums and galleries. My pieces have also been featured in FASHION and BACK magazines and in the premier issue of A JEWELRY AFFAIRE.

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