I came across the work of Thea Tolsma on the internet after searching for inspiration for rubber jewelry. I dabble a bit with bicycle tubes. And, to be honest, after seeing her work, mine is only really "dabble"!
Funny thing is that only a few weeks later I found out she is the acquaintance of an acquaintance who she studied with at the academy.
Source: Galerie Eewal
I read in an interview she is inspired by those big collars people used to wear in the middle ages. You can see that in her work.