A wise man once said: ”Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.”
Jewellery or art in general for me is what I cannot go a day without thinking about. Pursuing my dream all the while working full time in a completely different area meant becoming a jewellery maker was going to be a long journey.
On this journey I became very fond of certain semiprecious stones which I prefer to use and also wear. Aquamarine, labradorite and moonstone are my favourite ones. Collecting stones has become one of my obsessions and I am now proud owner of my own little treasure chest with amazing handpicked stones.
I enjoy using the traditional goldsmithing/silversmithing techniques and I have great respect for the work on ancient jewellers.
I used to paint mostly but at one point the two dimensions of a canvas just wasn’t enough. Jewellery making is a whole new level of creativity in 3D. It requires skill, patience, humility, knowledge of materials and technical processes, creative thinking but also the ability to plan and combine the Creative with the Technical. It is very complex and that’s what makes it so intriguing – bringing ideas to life in a shape of wearable sculpture by overcoming (or working with) the rules of physics.
Creating a personal wearable art through a long complex process merging the Idea with Materia is almost alchemical.
”Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light and see ourselves whole and complete.”