Designer Uli Rapp is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and is fascinated by the magnificence of the decorative elements in Elizabethan dress. She combines this old-world splendor with high-tech processes to create wearable contemporary jewelry. Rapp’s collections have developed rapidly, featuring a sophisticated style and an innovative use of materials: She invented a technique to apply medical plastic between layers of textiles. Her necklaces and earrings juxtapose images of her beloved antique gemstones and pearls with chunky chains. All pieces are skillfully handmade in screen print on soft, lightweight fabrics. The combination of a contemporary artist’s tools with a hint of past grandeur makes for titillating jewelry—conversation pieces for bold wearers. Rapp received her master’s degree in jewelry design from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.