Simkha Jewelry by Olga Shneyderova
The brooch “Cat” is in the house Museum of cats in Lloret de Mar in Spain. Collection “Cats” was released for the exhibition at the festival “Moon Cat” in Lloret de Mar in Spain 27 February – 5 March 2011. Moscow born artist jeweler Olga Shneyderova has lived the last 5 years in Netanya, Israel. In her life there were good teachers. The sculptor has taught her to look through the items and notice how the intersection of spaces forms new forms. Very old and blind artist taught her to feel the color with the touch of hands, and the composer taught her to paint sounds. Psychic taught to invest in the creation of the hands emotional message, and the Lord God taught to distinguish and invest only good.
The first “jewel” Olga created in sixth grade – from the springs of the notebook did earrings and added some beads to them. Then the whole class gathered for her springs and beads and recognized her as a designer. She has not been able to stop. It was her passion, more life-long passion. While a student of the last year, she had a small business for the production of jewelry. In her art studio worked 10 people. Olga was a designer, technologist and manager. She developed machines for manufacturing fastener and cutting inserts for jewelry. Despite the large number of products the most important thing for her was – artistic value and quality.
These were the first years of perestroika. The market was full of stamped jewelry. She began to pay more attention to painting, including “lacquer miniature.” Like many artists she spent the weekend at the market in Izmailovo (Moscow). Hundreds of decorated Easter eggs flew to the United States, the collection of her Matryoshka dolls went to France with the director of “L’Oreal”.
In 1998, Olga became the founder of the charitable organization. 10 % of profit for sold jewelry are donated to charity. She herself asks the question “What would I have never ceased to do, even if it does not give money? The answer is one – only decoration! “I do not know who gets more pleasure – the customer, when he receives the order or me, when I create it”.
“With decorations I have mutual love. I give them life, and they find decent people, to be worn and to be admired. Through them I’ve met wonderful and interesting people, seen the world and I hope that this passion that began in childhood will give life to the new collections and the joy to new customers”.