Femke Kleisen is born and has grown up in Pretoria, South Africa

Since her childhood she loved to be creative.  

Femke matriculated at Pro Arte High School with major subjects being sculpture, painting and design. Obviously she wanted to work with her hands to be able to create her own ideas.

Her dream was to design and produce all kinds of jewellery and naturally she entered this world. She moved overseas and qualified as a goldsmith in the Netherlands at the “Middelbare Technische Vakschool” in Schoonhoven.

Since returning to Pretoria in 1995 after completing her studies, Femke has been successfully running her own business as a goldsmith.

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. Her ideas are designed into functional jewellery to be worn every day.

She also loves painting, especially with water colours. Mosaics and ceramics are other art forms which she enjoys.