Although I was born into an artists’ family, my road to the arts was less than straightforward. Before I started studying jewelry, I worked as a banking risk analyst. My latest work, Rebellious Chains, was inspired by this change in my life; it is about the newly gained freedom, unused potential and ambition surfacing. In my project, I transformed ordinary chains to complete the 3 Rebellious Chains, respecting their original value but enabling them to achieve jewelry status on their own, not just in a supporting, subordinated role. They symbolise the process of becoming self-aware and focus on how they form their own patterns instead of the repetitive baseline function they used to have or what was expected of them. During the process of making, the original chains were transformed by soldering, flattening, rolling, bending and pressing them to the final form.