Black Sheep


vienna / austria

Graduation year


Michelle Kraemer was born in Luxembourg. After obtaining a degree in Three-Dimensional Design at the University of Portsmouth, England, she continued her studies in Contemporary Jewellery at Alchimia, Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, Italy with Prof. Manfred Bischoff and Ruudt Peters. Since 2009 she is living and working in Vienna, Austria as a member of Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL, Studio for Contemporary Jewellery.

Lightweight statement jewellery handcrafted from balsa wood and oxidized sterling silver. Easy to wear but hard to ignore.

Unique conceptual jewellery developed into small collections and limited editions with bold and edgy pieces. Carefully hand-carved from balsa wood and meticulously coated in various materials, from 24kt gold leaf to various pigments and paints, each piece is one-of-a-kind with each facet, bump, scratch or texture making up its unique character.