Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Anastasiya Ivanova handcrafted jewelry

Anastasiya Ivanova handcrafted jewelry

‘Good morning!’ Pendant. Copper, brass, nickel, silver, chalcedony and zircon, wire wrap and cold forging techniques. Patinated and partially polished. Anastasiya Ivanova handcrafted jewelry

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.
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Symbolic Horse jewellery

Symbolic Horse jewellery. 24K gold plated surface and Swarovski crystal decorated Horse

24K gold plated Swarovski crystal. Symbolic Horse jewellery

Symbolic Horse jewellery
Horse combines the symbolic qualities of several animals: the courage of a lion, the vision of an eagle, the strength of an ox, a deer quickness, and fox agility. Oriental khans, owners of thoroughbred horses, did not sell their horses, but only gave to the distinguished guests and friends. Thoroughbred horse is now a very valuable gift. The cost of outstanding thoroughbred horses can exceed millions and tens of millions of dollars. Horse has a lucky number 7 in Chinese Horoscope.
In fact, each animal of eastern zodiac circle has a positive, neutral, and negative element. According to the Oriental horoscope, all beings and things on earth are composed of five basic elements – earth, wood, fire, metal and water. Whatever animal rules this year, initially it is characterized by its own element (quality) that will remind of itself, creating a successful, or a combination of conflicting events. In other words, according to astrologers, taking into account the impact of the elements, it is not necessarily the most lucky year for a person will be exactly the year, dominated by the “his” animal (the year which he was born).
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Ekaterina Kostrigina jewellery

Ekaterina Kostrigina jewellery. Brooch of gold with pink opal and diamond

Basket of roses brooch. Gold, pink opal and diamond. Ekaterina Kostrigina jewellery

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.
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Bottle cap fashion

Russian fashion model Anna Selezneva in bottle cap armor and helmet

‘Eco Warrior’ Russian fashion model Anna Selezneva in bottle cap armor and helmet. Photo hautfashion.com

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.
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Sevan Bicakci jewellery

Ring by Turkish jeweler Sevan Bicakci

Seagulls gold ring. Sevan Bicakci jewellery

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.

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Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery

Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery. Pendant, ca. 1907. Gemstones, Silver Crystal Opal

Pendant, ca. 1907. Gemstones, Silver Crystal Opal. Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery

Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery
British duo of jewelers Arthur and Georgie Gaskin were Georgina Gaskin (1866-1934) and her husband Arthur Gaskin (16 March 1862 – 4 June 1928). Arthur Gaskin did most of the enameling and had a particular interest in medieval metalwork. Georgie was his main creative partner for Arts & Crafts jewelry. Arthur Gaskin was also an illustrator, painter, teacher and designer of jewellery and enamel work. He was born in Birmingham into the family of a decorator. In 1883 he entered the Birmingham School of Art. Here he met his future wife Georgie in 1888. She was one of his students. The couple married in 1894. Arthur and Georgie Gaskin started producing jewellery in 1899.
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Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Henrietta Kanengeiser (March 15, 1889- 22 February 1956) Legendary Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Legendary Hattie Carnegie jewellery
Born Henrietta Kanengeiser on March 15, 1889 in Vienna, Austria, Hattie Carnegie became a legendary American jewelry and fashion designer in the 1920s-1950s. She was the second of seven children of Isaac Kanengeiser and his wife Helen Kranczer. In 1900 their family emigrated to the United States of America. The 16-year-old Henrietta worked as a secretary in the Macy’s Store, one of the famous New York department stores. Noteworthy, it was her father, Jewish tailor, who had introduced her to the world of fashion. Elegant and beautiful Henrietta designed her own clothes and accessories. Meanwhile, Henrietta adopted the name Hattie Carnegie after she had met the local dressmaker Rose Ruth Purchaser. In 1909 Hattie Carnegie and Rose Ruth opened their own fashion business on East 49th Street in New York. Nine years later she founded the Hattie Carnegie, Inc.
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