Asiya Trosheikina lace jewellery
St. Petersburg based jewelry designer, Asiya Trosheikina has been creating original lace jewelry since 2010. Traditionally, she uses silver and non-precious non-ferrous metals with an emphasis on minimalism. According to Asiya, she is particularly fascinated with the combination of textile and metal in jewelry. Based on her own designs, she handcrafts unique jewelry with great love and attention to details.
During the years of study at the university, Asiya Trosheikina learned possibilities and perspectives of the world of jewelry. However, the theme of textiles in jewelry captivated her most of all.
Of course, the technology of combining metal and cloth in jewelry is not new, and known since ancient times. Lace is a source of inspiration for a wide range of applied creativity, and jewelry industry is no exception. Lace jewelry attracts both the novice jewelers and already well-known brands.
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Asiya Trosheikina lace jewellery
Palme d’Or kaleidoscope
The main symbol of the famous Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or, celebrated its 60 years old in 2015. Considered very prestigious in the film world, the Grand Prix had a new face every year. Traditionally, it was a work of one of contemporary fashion designers. And so it was from 1939 to 1954, until the board of directors of the festival have made a decision to establish a special prize.
Of course, to create a special award they invited several professional jewelers. One of them, Lucienne Lazon, became the winner of the project. Thus, appeared Gold Palm – Palme d’Or depicted on the emblem of the city of Cannes. The same 1955, the first Palm was awarded to American television and film director Delbert Mann (January 30, 1920 – November 11, 2007). Palme d’Or remained the highest award till 1964. From 1964 to 1974, because of problems with copyright, the prize was temporarily resumed, and the “Grand Prix” became the main award again.
A symbol of happiness and health, the magical properties of amber are as diverse as medical. Infinitely various, emerged from the depths of time, and timeless, amber is like music. The jewelers especially prize pieces of amber with prisoners inside them – insects, bubbles of air or water. Along with jade amber is the oldest gem known to man. Mention of it can be found in the writings of Plato and Aristotle.
Shrouded in mystery in the old days, the origin of amber gave rise to many legends about it. For example, the ancient Greeks called this stone electron, thought it was frozen tears, weep for the dead Phaeton.
The stone varies from almost white and light yellow to reddish-brown and almost black. Its shades resemble yellow topaz. Noteworthy, experts distinguish between 350 shades of amber.
Interestingly, even the ancient Romans knew how to change the color of amber, boiling it in honey. As a result, the “sun stone” became red. Also, there are other methods of giving a color to amber.
Anastasiya Ivanova handcrafted jewelry
Beautiful Russian artist of applied art, jeweler Anastasiya Ivanova (b. 1983) lives in Novosibirsk. She creates unique handcrafted jewelry from copper, brass, nickel silver, using wire wrap and cold forging techniques. Creating brooches, hairpins, pendants, necklaces and even glasses frames she uses natural stones. In particular, agate, topaz, olivine, quartz, lapis lazuli, zircon, labradorite, rhodochrosite, and pearls.
Ekaterina Kostrigina jewellery
Representative of Russian jewelry art, Ekaterina Kostrigina is the owner of the eponymous jewelry company. True to the St. Petersburg style, and renowned names of court jewelers such as Faberge and Bolin, Kostrigina continues the glorious tradition. The company assembled a team of great masters jewelers, painters, stone cutters and enamelists, who hold the secrets of complex and rare techniques of jewellery.
The company’s products combine the uniqueness and individuality of the St. Petersburg style with modern achievements of jewelry. Her gallery consists of exquisite rings and bracelets, and brooches have a special place. Inspired by nature the designs often include flowers, butterflies, sacred scarab beetles, flirty berry brooches, and more. Noteworthy, the craftsmen use precious stones and metals – gold and silver, diamonds, sapphires, opal, amethyst, Cacholong, topaz, jasper, pearls, and tourmalines.
Bottle cap fashion
Plastic and tin bottle caps are in fact a universal material with limitless possibilities for creativity. Talented craftsmen and designers demonstrate amazing creativity and imagination using the recycled material. They create various things, from fashion dresses and miniature furniture, to amusing figurines and jewelry pieces. The style of these items also varies from Avant Garde to abstract and modernist, simple minimalist ornaments or complicated designs. Decorated with embroidery, decoupage or paint, some designers create truly masterpieces and wearable art implemented in jewelry or fantastic dresses.
Sevan Bicakci jewellery
Renowned and recognized in the world of contemporary jewelry, Sevan Bicakci works in his workshop in Turkey. Called an icon of contemporary jewelry world, he got the title of the “Lord of the Rings.”
Born in 1972, he began studying jewelry art at the age of 12, and apprenticed at the workshop of the famous jeweler Hovsep Catak.
According to Bicakci, during the four years he had been taught a lot. In addition to the basic jewelry techniques, he learned how to behave in a professional environment. Also, the ability to find his own technique and style, born out of passion. “Technique can be taught, but the passion is the main ingredient, and you have it or not.”
Bicakci released his first independent collection of jewelry in 2002, which had great success. Thrice awarded with ‘Town and Country’ prize, he became one of the five most successful jewelers. He also won the “Golden Designer” title in Turkey. Noteworthy, in 2009, Bicakci won the Jameel Prize, given in Victoria and Albert Museum to artists and designers working in the Muslim tradition.