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Jewelry Balagan by Russian artist Kirill

Jewelry Balagan by Russian artist Kirill

‘Two myths’ bracelet. Coconut, garnets, moonstone, 925 sterling silver. 9cm. Jewelry Balagan by Russian artist Kirill

Jewelry Balagan by Russian artist Kirill
‘Two myths’ bracelet. The ancient Indians imagined the Earth in the form of a hemisphere, located on four elephants, which stood on a turtle swimming in the sea of milk. And myths about the future portray aliens in flying saucers. The plot of this bracelet arose at the intersection of these two myths.
Moscow based jewelry shop “Jewelry Balagan” is in fact, a one-man show of a self-taught artist named Kirill. Noteworthy, he has been producing jewelry of his own designs for more than 25 years, since 1993. Traditionally, the artist uses various techniques in his work. In particular, engraving on copper and silver, hot enamel, carving art, painting, graphics. Also, Kirill works with various, and sometimes very unexpected materials, skillfully combining them in one product. For example, silver and coconut, garnets and moonstone, etc.
Kirill took part in exhibitions of the Association of Artists of Decorative Arts, including the anniversary exhibition “75th Anniversary of the Moscow Union of Artists”.

'Fly on Meat' paperweight. 925 sterling silver, natural jasper, hot enamel. Size 6 x 3 cm

‘Fly on Meat’ paperweight. 925 sterling silver, natural jasper, hot enamel. Size 6 x 3 cm

‘Fly on Meat’ paperweight. According to the artist, who is a vegetarian, creation of this mini sculpture coincided with his refusal to eat meat. The work is on display at the Central House of Artists in Moscow.

A Man and a cat. Portrait of the famous Russian scientist - linguist Yuri Knorozov, known for his interpretation of Mayan writing. Manual engraving on a Mexican silver coin

A Man and a cat. Portrait of the famous Russian scientist – linguist Yuri Knorozov, known for his interpretation of Mayan writing. Manual engraving on a Mexican silver coin

Jewelry Balagan by Russian artist Kirill

'Three monkeys of new generation' bracelet. Monkeys with a phone, camera and headphones. Coconut, moonstone, amber, 925 sterling silver. 7cm

‘Three monkeys of new generation’ bracelet. Monkeys with a phone, camera and headphones. Coconut, moonstone, amber, 925 sterling silver. 7cm

'Bullseye on a plate' pendant. Silver 925, hot enamel, enamel, mammoth tusk. 3.6 cm

‘Bullseye on a plate’ pendant. Silver 925, hot enamel, enamel, mammoth tusk. 3.6 cm

'Feather of a blue jay' brooch. Silver coated with hot Limoges enamel. 4,5 cm

‘Feather of a blue jay’ brooch. Silver coated with hot Limoges enamel. 4,5 cm

Flying eagle buckle. When a thunderstorm begins, all birds hide from the rain and only an eagle flies above the clouds where the sun shines. Silver, gold, eagle eye - tourmaline. 9 cm

Flying eagle buckle. When a thunderstorm begins, all birds hide from the rain and only an eagle flies above the clouds where the sun shines. Silver, gold, eagle eye – tourmaline. 9 cm

Kalashnikov assault rifle pendant - a detailed miniature copy of the famous AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle. Movable functional parts. 925 sterling silver, steel, sandalwood. 9 x 3 cm

Kalashnikov assault rifle pendant – a detailed miniature copy of the famous AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle. Movable functional parts. 925 sterling silver, steel, sandalwood. 9 x 3 cm

Woodpeckers earrings. Silver, hand engraved, hot enamel. 3.5 cm

Woodpeckers earrings. Silver, hand engraved, hot enamel. 3.5 cm

Lemur earrings. Sterling silver, topaz. 3 cm

Lemur earrings. Sterling silver, topaz. 3 cm

Snail on a slope brooch pin. Sterling silver 925, gold 585, hot enamel. 6cm

Snail on a slope brooch pin. Sterling silver 925, gold 585, hot enamel. 6cm

Sparrow brooch. Sterling silver, hot enamel, topaz. 5 cm

Sparrow brooch. Sterling silver, hot enamel, topaz. 5 cm

Earrings in the form of twigs of the Ginko tree. This relic plant is dioecious, so one earring has male spikelets and the other has female seeds. 925 sterling silver, 14ct gold, hot enamel, 5 cm

Earrings in the form of twigs of the Ginko tree. This relic plant is dioecious, so one earring has male spikelets and the other has female seeds. 925 sterling silver, 14ct gold, hot enamel, 5 cm

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