Thursday, 25 May 2017

Coral and fossil mother-of-pearl

The theme of the traditional Ukrainian jewelry and its modern reinvention does not want to leave me. Two of my latest works came from it: a set inspired by authentic coral necklaces, and a pale necklace with a touch of retro, infused by the ancient jewelry with the fossil mother-of-pearl, custom made specifically to fit one of the suits of the future wonderful collection.

The coral set - bright, vivid, with metal elements - was created exclusively for the charity auction in favour of my friend Maxim, who is struggling with the blood cancer. So if you like the magic combination of the artisan glass (including based on the materials of the Ukrainian production), natural coral, glass beads and silver-plated findings, you can purchase these necklace and earrings here and thus help a good man.

Second piece I want to show today is a short retro-styled necklace, inspired by traditional Ukrainian jewelry with the fossil mother-of-pearl. Made from the artisan glass beads (which are based on the Ukrainian glass), river pearls, kaholonhu, agate, and vintage brass findings to fit the "first swallow" of the future collection by ZETA atelier, which is too early to announce, but can already be expected. (The photo is a bit unfortunate, but I hope to show the necklace in all its glory later.)

I suppose that soon you will see something more modern-traditional here. For although such jewelry pieces demand careful matching of materials and thinking through design, and take too long to be made, however, certainly give encouragement and inspiration for other works. So will appear out of my hands farther more :)

Ukrainian version is here.