Nel Linssen always took an intuitive approach to her bracelets and necklaces made from paper; however, it is also an approach based on years of research and haptic knowledge. The relationship between wearer and viewer is the essence of Linssen's jewellery, its articulation on the body enhancing and highlighting its colours and textures. While the wearer is aware of the sensuous nature and movement of the jewellery, the viewer is drawn to the constant visual changes to the work wrought by the slightest movement of the body. Nel Linssen died on the 1st August 2016 and she is one of The Scottish Gallery's favourite jewellers and will be missed. We celebrated her 80th birthday with a special exhibition in 2015.