Previously Created

Under the name Vcrea

Vcrea - Handgemaakt met Liefde

Vcrea (V from Virginia, crea from creative) was created in 2010 when my son and I decided to sell our creations on Queen's Day. Spending so many hours crafting, painting, baking.., at one point we had so many things that we thought it would be fun to put them on sale. The creations were a success, after which we quickly visited the fairs. Super fun. The first website was created with Artisteer. Then I created a Magento web store. After that I used an easy webshop online. I'm like an octopus, if you ever seen one opening a jar.

Vcrea officially started in May 2011, where an interview (by the way, I wasn't asked anything, they made up the 'interview' themselves and just asked for a photo) for the Chamber of Commerce magazine followed shortly after registration with the Chamber of Commerce. Even at the registration I sold a jewelry piece, can you imagine.

Within 2 years we had been on many fairs and had many shops selling Vcrea jewelry. 

At its peak, Vcrea had around 22 points of sale in the Netherlands and Belgium, before switching to large companies such as Jamin, where the jewelry had been on the shelves for several months at a number of branches, including the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. 

Mostly family and friends helped out with the massive orders of thousands jewelry pieces. Vcrea was about to deliver internationally to large companies but succumbed to the too rapid growth. Vcrea again focused on private individuals and special assignments from companies that appeal more to creativity and less to the pressure of production and replication. 

And now, now I just make whatever I want whenever as long as I feel making it. 

My Scented Sweet Jewelry ❤  were available in the scents orange, honey, cinnamon, brownie, raspberry, coconut, chocolate, lemon, rose, strawberry, coffee beans, banana and honey

Children's Book

Under the name Vcrea, label Maximus I published a childrens book in 2012. The municipality had killed my friend Max the rooster "we sent them to a better place" they claimed (gassed). Max was my best friend. One of the stories in the childrens book I wrote in 2012 is about a friendship between a child and it's vehicle.. (everything is energy/connected) 

Candy jewelry nowadays still available...

...In the Gecroonde Duyvekater in the Zaanse Schans is a house dating from 1658 that has been furnished as a bakery museum with a bakery shop and bakery. The house is a national monument. The shop has nineteenth-century furnishings, including a marbled floor. The bakery has an authentic stone baking oven, fired with sawdust or moth.

The name of the museum comes from a well-known Zaanse sweet bread specialty, which is still sold in the region and is considered a delicacy. The shop sells old Dutch bakery products and sweets such as chocolate, marzipan, gingerbread, gingerbread and sugar confectionery. 

Due to the uniqueness of the building, the nostalgia and love for Old Dutch and the long-standing relationship and by exception, I still enjoy supplying the candy jewelry here.

PS do you like Old Dutch buildings, history? Then do take a look at:
That is why I enjoyed working (administration) at Stadsherberg de Mol in the heart of Delft. The building dates from 1563 and was built as Stadsvondelinghenhuis: