Saturday, December 24, 2011

Zeljana


Najlepsa cestitka koju smo sestra i ja dobile od nase carobne, male drugarice Zeljane:)))! I sad nam nema druge nego da budemo kod kuce u 6 sati:))! Najavio nam se vrlo vazan gost! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Umetnicka radionica "Arteesa" - Art Workshop "Arteesa"

Foto: Nikola Radic Lucati


*** Pretprosle Subote, u prostorijama Udruzenja "Arteesa" odrzana je prva umetnicka radionica na kojoj su se okupili dizajneri koji izradjuju nakit, a na moju veliku radost i ja sam bila jedna od njih. Ovim putem pruzila nam se jedinstvena prilika da pravimo nakit i od plemenitih materijala i dragog i poludragog kamenja koji su nam bili obezbedjeni od strane Udruzenja , kao i da u sjajnoj atmosferi razmenimo iskustva. Takodje je predstavljen i program samog Udruzenja i sajta "Arteesa" koji za cilj imaju da se grupama nezavisnih dizajnera, porodičnim manufakturama i zanatlijama,  omoguci globalna platforma za promociju, prodaju i naplatu proizvoda komercijalnim i individualnim klijentima širom sveta. Na ovom linku https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150532402406147.431122.166713206146&type=1 mozete videti delic atmosfere sa prve u nizu radionica. 


Spisak umetnika i uglednih gostiju koji su ucestvovali u ovoj radionici:


Osnivaci "Arteese" ( i sami vrsni umetnici ) sa uglednim gostima:
Tomislav Vitaz - Nakit "Vitaz"

Jasminka Boskovic - "Handmade Jewelry by Jasminka Boskovic"

Aleksandra Jovanovic - "Ksandra Art Jewelry"

Profesor Zoran Miladinovic sa rucno obradjenim kabosonima

Milica Gavrilovic - "Dve smizle"

Novinarke casopisa " Casa Viva" 

Umetnici koji su se odazvali pozivu:

Nenad Ilic

Sasa - "Nakit Sasha"

Jelena Madzar i Vesna Maric - "Dea De Lumini" 

Katarina Trmcic Trnjakovic

Monika Mlinar Petrovic - "Nakit Monika"

Milica Grkinic - "Starseed jewelry"

Fotografije: Nikola Radic Lucati


*** Two weeks ago a very interesting event took place in premises of  Belgrade Art Association " Arteesa".   Arteesa is a designers’ association, created out of desire to empower the independent designers making handmade jewellery and accessories. It aims to enable and promote the production and worldwide export of handcrafts from Serbia by serving as a direct channel for promotion, sales and payment processing for it’s members.


I was very happy to be the one among a few jewelry designers invited to attend the first art workshop, one of many that are going to be organized in future. All supplies, including silver and copper wire,  various gem stones and semi-precious stones in all colors, shapes and sizes have been provided by "Arteesa". For me it was a unique experience since most of the time I have only a limited choice of gems and semi-precious stones. This time I felt like Daffy Duck in Ali Baba's cave:)), so much to choose from! During the day I have managed to make a copper neklace with a pendant embelished with set of stones in red, coral and mauve tones. It is soon going to be featured, among with other finished pieces from this workshop,  in "Arteesa" online shop and will be available for purchase. 


This event was also a unique opportunity to meet other talented designers and to exchange experiences with them. Here they are:


"Arteesa" founders with their outstanding guests: 

Tomislav Vitaz - "Vitaz jewelry"

Jasminka Boskovic - "Handmade Jewelry by Jasminka Boskovic"

Aleksandra Jovanovic - "Ksandra Art Jewelry"


Professor Zoran Miladinovic - caboshons

Milica Gavrilovic - "Dve smizle" one of Serbian most succesful jewelry brands

" Casa Viva" journalists



List of artists who responded to invitation:

Nenad Ilic

Sasa - "Sasha jewelry"

Jelena Madzar i Vesna Maric - "Dea De Lumini" 

Katarina Trmcic Trnjakovic

Monika Mlinar Petrovic - "Monika Jewelry"

Milica Grkinic - "Starseed jewelry"


All photos by: Nikola Radic Lucati







Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ko je ta devojka:)?

Sinoc upalih na kratko kompjuter da proverim sta ima novo, izmedju ostalog i na fejsbuku i prvo sto ugledah je bila objava pod naslovom " Otkrice - mode i nakita uz Milicu Grkinjic" !? "Ju ( rekoh u sebi ), ovo je neki novinski naslov o nekoj osobi koja se zove i preziva skoro isto kao ja, a ko je ta devojka!?" Samo nas razlikuje NJ u prezimenu, cak radi i nakit i modu! " Onda kad sam videla da je link  http://bakarninakit.blogspot.com/2011/12/otkrice-moda-i-nakita-uz-milicu.html postavila Marija Radosavljevic - MA.RA , osoba koja me je prvi put upoznala sa osnovnim tehnikama izrade nakita od bakra, promaklo mi je kroz neki deo mozga da bi moglo da se radi o meni, al' kad sam pocela da citam opet posumnjah da bi o tako necemu moglo da se radi. Procitam do kraja jednom, pa opet iz pocetka, sa smenjujucom linijom bioritma koja glasi " Ta sam!? - Nisam ta?! " Ne imadoh kud,  odusevim se nacisto tom Milicom, koja god da je, nek ide zivot:))!

Salim se:))! Hvala Maro jos jednom na ovako lepom osvrtu na vikend kad si bila kod mene, kao i na mene samu i moj rad! Zanimljivo, nisam sama pravila rekapitulaciju na osnovu koje bih mogla da pratim koliko sam napredovala. Kad se samo setim koliko mi je sve to delovalo tesko i koliko si me oslobodila straha. Samo gledajuci tebe kako sa lakocom oblikujes zicu, razbila si mi predrasude i dala tu neku pocetnu sigurnost i slobodu da se uopste upustim u to. Ja sam stvarno srecna sto se kod nas u Srbiji postoje osobe koje toliko mnogo znaju, koje su mozda i najbolje na svetu kada je izrada nakita od bakra/srebra, itd. u pitanju, a koje igrom slucaja ili mozda i ne bas tako slucajno dolaze bas iz Nisa:))!

Jako me zanima sta ces novo da nam doneses po pitanju tehnike cizeliranja i sa nestrpljenjem ocekujem da vidim tvoje prve radove na tu temu:)), sigurna sam da ce to biti praznik za oci!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hexagonal pendant - Sestougaoni privezak

** Though I wish to move to more organic and asymmetric forms, irregular shapes, etc., I feel that I didn't explore enough the linearism and geometry, and that there is much more to do here. So, I plan to stick around with it for a while, and hopefully to learn about some new techniques and tools that will later take me to another level or even something completely new.


Here I made a hexagonal pendant. 
- Material used : copper wire, faceted glass beads;
- Technique: wire wrap;
- Finishing: oxidized and polished;
- Dimensions: 
* Max. width: 6 cm
* Max length: 7cm

** Iako imam zelju da predjem na organske motive, asimetricne i nepravilne forme, itd., ipak osecam da nisam dovoljno istrazila linearizam i geometriju i da tu jos uvek ima puno toga da se uradi. Planiram da se oko toga zadrzim jos neko vreme, a nadam se da cu upoznati i neke nove tehnike ( koje mogu da se rade u stanu ) i alate koji bi me kasnije odveli na neki drugi nivo.

Ovo je sestougaoni privezak.

-  Koriscen materijal: bakarna zica, fasetirane staklene perle;
- Zavrsna obrada: patiniranje, poliranje;
Dimenzije:
* Maks. sirina: 6 cm
* Maks. duzina: 7 cm

Friday, November 25, 2011

Necklace with a pendant from a single piece of wire

** Necklace with a pendant ;- Material: the frame for the pendant has been made from a single piece of copper wire, than wrapped with a thinner copper wire and embelished with black glass beads;
- Technique: wire wrap, wire netting;
- Dimensions: 
* total length of the necklace - 40 cm
* total length of the pendant - 10.5 cm
* max. width of the pendant - 7.5 cm
- All parts of the necklace ( connectors, jump rings, closure, etc. ) are handmade.

** Ogrlica sa priveskom ;
- Materijal: ram za privezak je napravljen od jednog jedinog parceta bakarne zice; privezak je ukrasen crnim staklenim perlicama;
- Tehnika: wire wrap, necovanje zicom;
- Dimenzije:
* Totalna duzina ogrlice - 40 cm
* Totalna duzina priveska - 10.5 cm
* Maks. sirina priveska - 7.5 cm
- Svi delovi ogrlice ( ukljucujuci konektore, alke, zatvarac, itd. ) su rucni rad.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Belgrade autumn collages - Beogradski jesenji kolazi


** Inspite of foggy day I have managed to take these photos -  and who would expect such a wonderful firework of colors, shapes and textures:)!? Leaves falling from the branches and leaving them almost completely bare, made an excellent opportunity for some amazing linear motifs to be captured and to get the photos that can be used as backgrounds, for example. But any of these photos can be used as an inspiration starting point for jewelry design and more:). Make your own photos of nature and be inspired:).

** Upskos maglovitom danu uspela sam da napravim ove fotografije. Kasna jesen je pravo vreme da se zabelezi ovakav vatromet boja, oblika i tekstura. Grane sa kojih je opalo lisce su neiscrpan izvor za organske linearne motive. Fotografije sa njima se mogu koristiti kao pozadina za neke druge radove ( na primer ), zajedno sa drugim fotografijama meni ce posluziti kao inspiracija za pravljenje nakita, i za jos po nesto:).Izadjite i sami u prirodu sa fotoaparatom i insprisite se:)! 






Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beearice Earrings

Beearice Earrings by starseedesigns
Beearice Earrings, a photo by starseedesigns on Flickr.
** Earrings - available;
- Material: copper wire ( oxidized ), black glass faceted beads;
- Dimensions: max. width 3.5cm, max. length 7.5-8mm
- 100% handmade

** Mindjuse - dostupno;
- Materijal: patinirana bakarna zica, crne staklene fasetirane perle;
- Tehnika: wire wrap
-Dimenzije: maksimalna sirina 3.5cm, maksimalna duzina ( sa udicom ) 7.5-8cm
- 100% rucni rad

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ogrlica sa priveskom - Necklace with a pendant

** Ogrlica sa priveskom;
- Materijal: patinirana bakarna zica, crne staklene fasetirane perle;
- Tehnika: wire wrap;
- Inspiracija: linearni floralni motivi, stilizovani krst, srpska srednjovekovna ornamentika;
- Svi delovi, sem perlica, su rucni rad


** Necklace with a pendant;
- Material: copper wire ( oxidized ), black glass faceted beads;
- Technique: wire wrap;
- Inspiration: linear floral motifs, cross stylization, serbian medieval ornaments
- All parts and findings are handmade

Monday, October 31, 2011

Copper wire earrings - Mindjuse od bakarne zice

** Copper wire earrings, light and lacy, oxidized for vintage look;
Material: different gauges of copper wire, black glass seed beads;
Technique: wire wrap, wire crochet with beads;

** Mindjuse od bakarne zice, lagane i cipkaste, patinirane za starinski "look";
Materijal: bakarna zica raznih debljina, crne staklene seed perlice;
Tehnike: wire wrap, kukicana zica;


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Privezak sa citrinom - Pendant with a citrine

** Privezak sa citrinom
Materijal: bakarna zica raznih debljina, patinirano za "vintage look", poludragi kamen ( citrin ), ceske staklene perle ( Jablonex ), delica staklene perlice;
Tehnike: Wire wrap ( u "free form" stilu ), necovanje zicom;

** Pendant with a citrine
Material: copper wire of different gauges, oxidized for vintage look, semi-precious stone ( citrine ), checz glass beads ( Jablonex ), delica seed beads;
Techniques: wire wrap ( "free form" style ), wire netting;