Femke Kleisen Designs
Femke Kleisen is proud to present her own original jewellery designs, inspired by nature.
Her passion for fauna and flora is reflected in her designs. Her love for trees, animals, birds and flowers is reflected in Femke’s designs.
Jewellery design and manufacturing is Femke’s passion and the beauty of nature is her inspiration. Her jewellery is made by using natural lines and simplistic forms translated into precious pieces, ideal for every day wear, to any occasion, with any outfit.
This hand-made collection of stunningly handcrafted art pieces are inspired by nature. Each piece comes in its own signature branded packaging and supplied with its own unique code and a Certificate of Authenticity.
About Femke Kleisen
Femke Kleisen was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. Since her childhood she has loved to express her creativity. She matriculated at Pro Arte High School majoring in subjects like sculpting, fine art and design. Obviously she wanted to work with her hands to be able to produce her own ideas.
Femke’s passion for designing, shaping and creating was expressed at an early age in designing and manufacturing jewellery.
After receiving her qualification as a goldsmith in the Netherlands at the “Middelbare Technische Vakschool” in Schoonhoven, Femke returned to Pretoria in 1995 where she has been successfully running her own business as a goldsmith. Her strength lies in creating unique jewels inspired by nature as an artist.
Currently Femke lives in the Netherlands again and continues with her designs. In the studio in South Africa, Rinus Franken produces her designs in gold, silver and platinum.
About Rinus Franken
Rinus was also raised in Pretoria, South Africa. From a young age he showed great promise as an artist and so he went to Wonderboom Highschool, primarily to enroll in the Visual Arts department to further his craft and improve his skills. After graduating from the CTU Training College in 2010, he pursued a career path in graphic design for the next 8 years.
He discovered his passion for making jewellery through the positive influence, encouragement and inspiration of Femke. In her studio workshop he’s been taught how to make jewellery and manufacture Femke’s signature collection, discovering a new-found passion and expression of creativity to become an artist and goldsmith.