|1978||Born in Filderstadt, Germany|
|1998–2002||Trained as a goldsmith|
|2003–2009||University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf|
|Since 2009||Freelance jewelry designer in Berlin|
Ulrike Poelk’s surprisingly playful and innovative ideas break with old habits in jewelry. For example, her attraente necklace (attraente is the Italian word for “attractive”) can be worn in many different ways around the neck or on the arm. Invisibly integrated magnets create smaller or larger nodes when the wearer plays with the necklace. What might be regarded as disruptions, however, are playful design elements that can be dispersed again by nothing more than a gentle pull. This applies in a similar way to the attraente grande necklace and the globolous collection. Ulrike Poelk creates her chainge collection with various gemstones or pearls. This necklace too can be worn in various ways. Thanks to integrated magnets and a back plate, chainge can even be worn as a brooch.