The pieces in the collection were made of brass and silver plated with gold or rhodium, which was a significant change from Vanda’s previous use of wood veneer. The shape of the earrings was greatly inspired by Vanda’s intention to break away from the circle. That’s how the various geometric mountings and multiple planes resembling a crystal structure have emerged.
The edges that break the planes create the unique form of Vanda’s jewellery pieces refract light, creating a playful effect by the movements of the wearer. This collection became the basis for further experiments and its items are still available albeit with slight modifications.
In this collection Vanda has paired up metals and carbon fibre to create her two-faced earring designs: The front is made of carbon, the back made of metal planes with subtle edges. In movement, the faces alternate, creating an exciting display of texture and light.
Carbon fiber is a high-tech material that can be formed into beautifully bended shapes. This attribute makes it an amazing material to create jewellery with, however working with it is both time consuming and requires solid expertise. That’s why Vanda decided to be trained in the basics by professional car-body makers before beginning her own experiments with the material varying size, pairing it with other raw materials and other qualities.
Following the creation of the two-faced earrings combining carbon fiber with metal, Vanda began to experiment on adding colour. She constructed the front of earrings from coloured glass fibre, while the back retained her signature light refracting gold or rhodium plated metal planes and subtle edges. Besides black and white, Vanda used strong, full and pastel colours on the front face. Then she began layering the colours by making a third colour appear on the edge of the earrings. For instance the front face would be creamy white, the back gold and the edge a vivid orange.