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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.

Jewelry designer Anna Agapova

Jewelry designer Anna Agapova

Designer leather jewelry by Anna Agapova

Autumn leaves. Leather, patinated copper, tinted agate. 4.5 cm

Autumn leaves. Leather, patinated copper, tinted agate. 4.5 cm

Butterfly brooch pendant. Copper pendant with, leather, labradorite. 6 cm

Butterfly brooch pendant. Copper pendant with, leather, labradorite. 6 cm

Cineraria copper pendant with labradorite. 11.6 cm

Cineraria copper pendant with labradorite. 11.6 cm

Elegant necklace from the 'Bindweed' series. Complex shades of green and terracotta. Copper, leather

Elegant necklace from the ‘Bindweed’ series. Complex shades of green and terracotta. Copper, leather

'First Snow' necklace and bracelet. Moss agate, leather, stone beads

‘First Snow’ necklace and bracelet. Moss agate, leather, stone beads

Flower brooch. Genuine leather, Czech beads, dark pearls, acrylic paints. 12 cm

Flower brooch. Genuine leather, Czech beads, dark pearls, acrylic paints. 12 cm

Hydrangea necklace. Copper, agate, leather

Hydrangea necklace. Copper, agate, leather

Leaf brooch pendant. Leather, copper, agate. 8 cm

Leaf brooch pendant. Leather, copper, agate. 8 cm

'Sea breeze' necklace. Leather, natural lapis lazuli, beads, acrylic paints

‘Sea breeze’ necklace. Leather, natural lapis lazuli, beads, acrylic paints

Violet brooch. Genuine leather, tinted agate, agate beads, glass beads. 11 cm

Violet brooch. Genuine leather, tinted agate, agate beads, glass beads. 11 cm

'Waterfall' bracelet. Gray and beige leather, jasper, glass beads, acrylics

‘Waterfall’ bracelet. Gray and beige leather, jasper, glass beads, acrylics

Warm evening. Leather, acrylics. 37 x 57 cm

Warm evening. Leather, acrylics. 37 x 57 cm

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