Hello, my name is Olya and I am a biologist. More precisely, I’m a physiologist and a plant biochemist. And even more precisely, I’m a jeweler.
My biological education gave me an idea of what I really want to do. My education made it clear to me that it was a mistake :) and at the same time demonstrated the beauty of nature.
Once I came to a charity store in St. Petersburg and saw beautiful wire-wrapped earrings. I realized that I’d like to know how to create such beauty with my own hands. So my personal history of handiwork began in that charity store.
During 4 years of practice, I learned several techniques of jewelry work. Surely I started with the wire-wrap technique that delighted me so much in that store.
Being inspired by the first success, I decided to open up new horizons and try the electrotype method. While coating dozens of leaflets, beetles and various flies with copper, I realized that it’s not my path and switched back to wire-wrapping.
In some time I became interested in metal etching and so I mastered it. This added variety of forms and contents to my products and inspired me for further improvements.
The most recent technique I mastered is sheet metal sawing. Now I combine these techniques to create my jewelry, the resulting variety of shapes makes me happy.
But this, of course, is not the limit, because there are so many interesting creative discoveries ahead!
I would be glad if you appreciate my work and if you like something of the items I made.
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Jewelry set “Valkyrie”: pendant and earrings
This nickel silver jewelry set made with natural labradorite gemstones and silver beads.
Pendant size: height – 0.6 centimeters; width – 2.8 centimeters; length – 6.6 centimeters.
Labradorites size (pendant): 2.1 x 1.8 and 0.8 x 0.6 centimeters.
Earrings size: 5.0 x 2.0 centimeters.
Labradorites size (earrings): 1.2 x 0.8 and 0.8 x 0.5 centimeters.
Ear cuffs “Mother of Dragons”
This nickel silver ear cuffs made with natural lapis lazuli gemstones and silver beads.
Adjustable ring “Twilight”
This silver ring made with natural amethyst gemstone and silver beads.
Size is adjustable from 7 to 8.5 (US/Canada).
Amethyst size: 0.8 x 0.6 centimeters.
Earrings “Wings of the night”
This nickel silver earrings are made with natural garnet gemstones.
Solitare ring “Forest Lake”
This nickel silver ring made with natural moss agate gemstone and silver beads.
Moss agate size: 1.0 x 0.8 centimeters.
Stud earrings “Sweet Bud”
These earrings are made of sterling silver and a natural labradorite stone.
Comfortably to wear in two ways, vertically and horizontally.
Pendant “Thranduil’s dream”
This nickel silver pendant made with natural labradorite gemstone.
Pendant size: 8.6 x 4.0 centimeters.
Labradorites size: 2.2 x 1.4 and 1.2 x 0.8 centimeters.
Pendant “Polar king”
This nickel silver pendant made with sawing by jewelry jigsaw and stamping and with natural dendritic agate gemstone.
Brooch “Floral fantasy”
This nickel silver brooch made with natural labradorite gemstone and silver beads.
Brooch size: 12.0 x 5.5 centimeters.
Labradorite size: 2.8 x 1.8 centimeters.
Pendant “Deathly Hallows” (process of making)
As you might guess, to making this pendant I was inspired by the tale about three brothers authorship by Joanne Rowling.
This copper pendant made with natural chalcedony and quartz gemstones.
More about how it was created, you can learn from the video.
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