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Bihayna silver jewelry art

Bihayna silver jewelry art

Double-sided transformer ring that can be worn with the male or female part of the face. The ring symbolizes the inseparability of lovers. 925 silver. Bihayna silver jewelry art

Bihayna silver jewelry art
Designer jewelry brand “Bihayna” showcases the refined taste and professionalism of its creators. According to them, jewelry art is architecture in small forms, which requires a special approach.
The creative duo of designer and sculptor Hayk Mkrtchyan and Arman Armenyan founded their workshop Bihayna in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan 15 years ago. Noteworthy, long before the founding of the workshop in 2007, the silversmiths already had experience collaborating with various jewelry companies. Besides, both masters, after graduating from art school, received a good art education at the Yerevan Institute.
The desire for expressiveness and perfection in jewelry art led to the founding of their own jewelry studio. Traditionally, the craftsmen use 925 sterling silver, gold and natural stones.

In my opinion, made in a minimalist style rings, pendants and earrings deserve special attention. The artists not only continue the glorious Armenian jewelry art, but also bring their own unique vision to it. Undoubtedly, one-of-a-kind jewelry by this brand is a museum-worthy wearable art.
Bihayna is a permanent participant of jewelry exhibitions both in Armenia and in Russia. The works of jewelers are in private collections worldwide.
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Unique Electroplated Jewelry by Maria Cherkasova

Unique Electroplated Jewelry by Maria Cherkasova

Double leaf brooch-pin or pendant. Copper, patina, amethyst gem, leaves. 8 cm. Unique Electroplated Jewelry by Maria Cherkasova

Unique Electroplated Jewelry by Maria Cherkasova
Electroplating is the art of turning the beauty created by nature into exquisite jewelry. There are a lot of objects for making such jewelry around: beautiful plant leaves, flowers, fruits and seashells.
Jeweler Maria Cherkasova, who lives in the ancient Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, creates unique jewelry under her “Viva Cuprum” brand. Maria turns fragile leaves, flowers and fruits into luxurious decorations and thus grants them a long life. According to Maria, she started electroplating in 2016, when few people worked in this technique.
A self-taught craftswoman, Maria has always loved crafting – sewing, embroidering, knitting, weaving, and creating jewelry. However, once she tried to cover the first leaf with copper, she could no longer stop. “I was completely captivated by the opportunity to forever preserve the fragile beauty of nature. The best thing about jewelry made from copper-plated natural objects is their exclusivity. After all, nature never repeats itself in anything, and the process of electroplating (and especially patination) is the very drop of science, and the rest is magic!”
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Mila Romanova wood carved jewelry

Mila Romanova wood carved jewelry

Eye of the Forest Brooch-pin. Pine wood, agate, metal pin. 6.5 cm. Mila Romanova wood carved jewelry

Mila Romanova wood carved jewelry
Moscow based artist Mila Romanova is the author of fabulous wearable art pieces hand carved from various types of wood. Trained as a design artist, she graduated from university and has worked as a designer in various fields. However, the idea to do woodcarving did not leave her all the time. One day she decided to take the first step.
According to Mila, wood carving and painting attracted her since childhood, but she decided to do it professionally 3 years ago. And, as the artist herself says, “it turned out to be love at first shaving!”
Gifted wood carver and jewelry designer, Mila Romanova offers unique pieces in her “Breeze Flight” workshop. In particular, hairpins, brooches, amulets and pendants made from pine tree, oak, linden, cedar, turquoise wood, cherry tree and elm. Other materials used by the designer include natural semi-precious stones – amethyst, tiger’s eye, agate, obsidian, lapis lazuli and more.
The photo does not convey the beauty and energy of her jewelry in which the artist puts her soul. Each decoration is unique and contains details, patterns and shades that cannot be repeated. Invariably, only the quality of her jewelry, which is a true work of art.
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Margarita Zimina Unique Jewelry Art

Margarita Zimina Unique Jewelry Art

A sprig of blossoming almond brooch. Brass, jewelry resin, copper, amethysts, sapphires, topazes, 18K gold. Margarita Zimina Unique Jewelry Art

Margarita Zimina Unique Jewelry Art

Living in the city of Istra, Moscow Region, Margarita Zimina is the author of unique jewelry. An architect by education, she graduated from the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture by Ilya Glazunov in Moscow. However, among the many areas of art, she found herself in the embodiment of jewelry design.
Traditionally, Margarita uses hard metal threads of gold, silver, brass, and copper to create jewelry. Innovative designer, she uses the author’s synthesis of jewelry resins, which have high aesthetic and durable characteristics. In addition, quite often, she uses magnificent hand-cut gems.
Noteworthy, the technology developed by her is the result of a huge intellectual work and many years of practical experiments. Also, the accumulated experience of other specialists in various fields and tests made it possible to achieve safety, reliability, and attractiveness of the design. Equally important is the reasonable cost of her work.
Each piece handcrafted by Margarita is a unique wearable art, and the exact repetition is impossible.
According to the designer, highly qualified art historians evaluate each of her creations, and only then she puts it up for public viewing. One-of-a-kind jewelry by Zimina can be bought online and in Time-Scope jewelry boutique in Moscow.
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Designer leather jewelry by Anna Agapova

Designer leather jewelry by Anna Agapova

Oak leaf brooch pendant. Leather, copper, labradorite. 8.2 cm. Designer leather jewelry by Anna Agapova

Designer leather jewelry by Anna Agapova
Born in Tiraspol, Moldova into a family of artists and teachers, Anna Agapova knew from early childhood that, like her parents, she would be an artist. She loved to draw, sew doll clothes, make crowns, rings from foil, and pendants from sea shells.
After graduating from art school, Anna entered the Chisinau Art School named after Repin. Then she graduated from the Kishinev University, art and graphic department.
As a student, she met an artist who made leather bags and various household items in the national style. According to Anna, these things became the main inspiration for the creation of costume jewelry. Her earrings, brooches, necklaces and pendants were unique, and not at all the same as those sold in stores.
Realizing what great opportunities the skin hides, a variety of works appeared – caskets, vases, photo albums, bags, and paintings. Having fallen in love with this material in 1984, she has never stopped working with this technique.
Anna worked in a children’s art school in her native Tiraspol for many years, and became a member of the Union of Artists of Transnistria.
Since 1987, Anna has been constantly participating in various art exhibitions, among which there were 4 personal ones. Currently the artist lives and works in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
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Irina Vladi realistic leather flowers

Irina Vladi realistic leather flowers

Yellow mimosa brooch hairpin. Leather, wool. 14 cm. Irina Vladi realistic leather flowers

Irina Vladi realistic leather flowers

Each flower handcrafted by Irina Vladi is a unique piece of wearable art, and a great statement piece for any outfit. According to the artist, she puts all her love and care into every flower. Accurate and lovely details, gifted hands and graduated colors make each flower so realistic.
According to Irina, she has always loved to knit, sew and embroider. For almost 8 years she has been creating jewelry – brooches, hairpins, headbands, necklaces and bracelets made of suede, silk, leather, and natural stones. Over the years, she has created a huge amount of jewelry, which are in private collections around the world.
Noteworthy, Irina often conducts workshops for those who want to make their first flower. Thus, she helps those who are constantly looking for new ways and ideas for their creativity and development of their own business.
Rostov-on-Don based artist of applied art, Irina is the co-author of several books on applied art. Besides, she is the author of her book “Graceful flowers made of leather and suede”, published in 2015.
The main inspiration for her is nature, as well as painting, music and her customers.
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Elena Safronova Jazzbijoux wirework art

Elena Safronova Jazzbijoux wirework art

Lilu brooch pendant, from Doll game collection. Copper, bronze, filigree, carnelian, apatite, quartz. 7.5 cm. Elena Safronova Jazzbijoux wirework art

Elena Safronova Jazzbijoux wirework art
Moscow based jewelry designer Elena Safronova grew up in a jeweler’s family, and enjoyed creativity since childhood. Most of all she liked drawing and designing costumes and jewelry for her dolls. The girl’s father instilled in her a love for jewelry and taught her the techniques of working with metal. Also, he taught the girl to understand stones, metals, and to see beautiful lines and shapes. Elena’s parents introduced her to various types of arts and crafts visiting exhibitions and museums. Thus, the question of choosing a future profession for Elena was obvious.
Enrolling in the Academic School of Design, Elena studied interior design and decor. It was a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with the classical principles of composition and color.
A multimedia artist, Elena has been working in wirewrap technique for the last 10 years. “This technique makes it possible to embody almost any idea in metal. In particular, to create volumetric forms and complex compositions. Besides, weaving goes well with both classic jewelry techniques and modern technologies”.

Creating brooches, pendants, rings and necklaces, Elena works with silver, copper, brass, and nickel silver. Meanwhile, a special love and inspiration of the designer is her collection of stones.
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