Παρασκευή, 1 Μαΐου 2020

Asphodel ring





An asphodel blossom sits on top of a beautiful raw quartz at the side of the ring band is the main part of the flower. Asphodels are beautiful white flowers and in Greek mythology were connected to the dead and the underworld. When souls entered the gates of the kingdom of Hades the Judges decided where to sent the souls. Asphodel Meadows was for ordinary souls,who haven't commit crimes or achieve greatness. The Elysian Fields, where souls of heroes and demigods were accepted and Tartarus where the wicked souls entered to be tormented for eternity.
I wanted to create and asphodel piece since last collection but my plans cut short,the important thing is that I finally created the piece I wanted. 💜

The lilac garden








Every time I see lilacs I remember these lines from Eliot's poem 

"Lilacs out of the dead land,mixing
Memory and desire,stirring
Dull roots with spring rain."
 

I read this poem when I was about 20,I wasn't reading a lot of poetry but these few lines have stuck with me ever since. Nature and plants has been a theme for so many artists all across the art spectrum and rightfully so,they are here forever,they are going to bloom no matter what. And I love that,my plants don't care about anything, they are all blooming at the moment and making the spring feel a bit better 💜

Alexandrite ring








This beautiful hexagon,lab created Alexandrite has found its place in this handmade bezel surrounded by hand-cut baroque details.
The natural Alexandrite is an extremely rare stone and is as valuable as diamonds.
"Emerald by day,ruby by night", Alexandrite is a color change mineral,this specific one has a hint of blue that I wasn't able to capture,in camera reads more like an amethyst.

Milk thistle and amethyst






Milk thistle and amethyst 💜
 

In this collection I wanted to cherish the biggest inspiration of mine,my surroundings,all the flower and plants in this collection can be found in the perimeter of my house. I'm lucky enough to have a garden filled with greenery and flowers that are forever changing so my inspiration is never blocked.
Now this specific piece. When I made my thistle necklace back in early February lots of you told me that it remind you of Scotland and fair enough because it's their emblem. I didn't know that and learned through you!💜 I picked thistles because they grow wild at the back of my house and they are present in my childhood and adulthood furthermore I think they are beautiful! In Greek the actual translation of what we call them is "donkey-thorn” and I still find it to be a weird name.

Κυριακή, 26 Απριλίου 2020

Carnelian bracelet with moons







The triple moon bracelet is making an appearance in the upcoming collection!🌙 This time a rectangle carnelian is taking the place of the full moon and at the edges of the bracelet there are two tiny oak leaves. The stones in this collection reflect the midpoint in seasons, the earth is cold and the trees are stripped from their leaves but on the other hand spring is approaching and the nature starts waking from her sleep.

Τρίτη, 21 Απριλίου 2020

Thistle necklace







This piece came to fruition from a strong desire I had since last spring to make a thistle piece. They grow wild outside my kitchen and they get extremely high. I was always drawn into them and wanted to incorporate them in my art, because a lot of my childhood memories have them in the background.
The spiny edges and small thorns discouraging the touch, but the beautiful flower calling you to reach for it.
Recently,a lot of you told me that
thistle is the national emblem of Scotland, I didn't know but now I do. Thank you for reaching out to me and let me know about it 💜

Δευτέρα, 20 Απριλίου 2020

Wearable magic


Wearing my armor, pieces of magic forged by yours truly. In that kind of pieces is easier to see my story and where my inspiration comes from,nature,symbols and beautiful stones are always my company when I'm sketching and creating stories with metal.
 
There was a time that I couldn't afford all that silver an once nor make my statement pieces come to life because of it. These three rings were part of the latest update and they are already on their way to their forever homes,my heart is filled with gratitude for anyone that sees part of themselves in my art and connects with it in a deeper level. ❤

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