Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wild Boar In The Art of Ancient European & Eurasian Tribes: SCHYTIANS, Part 1 - Divlji vepar u umetnosti drevnih evropskih i evroazijskih naroda: SKITI, 1. Deo

>>> Last several months, I've been studying arts and crafts of ancient tribes that lived across the waste area: from Balkan and southern-eastern Europe, over Ukraine and Russia to Central Asia and even further. I wanted to see if there is any continuity and similarities between the arts of "different" cultures and to figure out where to look for its' origins, so I started my research from as early as from mesolithic and neolithic age. I have tried to conduct my own comparative research and looked for things like pottery and ceramic figurines, tombstones and burial sites, textiles, scripts, and, of course, jewelry.

While the overall picture now looks less foggy to me, I still have to do a lot more of research, to be able to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. As I learn and discover, my attitudes are constantly changing, primarily in regard to what I have learned earlier in my life. For example, as an art student, during the history of art classes and by reading mainstream literature, that was most of the time the only one available. 

Picture 1: TORQUE (GRIVNA)
Gold: cast, forged, chased. Diam. 17.3-19 cm ;

Meotian Culture.  Late 4th century BC;

Karagodeuashkh Barrow, Kuban, Krasnodar Region (formerly Giaghinsky District of Kuban Region);

Russia (now Ukraine);
Source: xoxol.org

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wire Crochet Workshop - Kurs izrade nakita od kukičane žice

>>> Passing knowledge to people who are genuinely and passionately interested to learn new skills, can be just as equally challenging and gratifying as designing and making jewelry. Especially when you have a raw diamond in front of you ,who isn't even aware enough of all her talents and potentials. I'm sure that a lady that came to me to teach her about wire crochet jewelry is going to make her mark in jewelry design soon, first because she knows exactly what she wants. Once she was introduced what can be made in this technique, she described me what she would like to try. It was a two day intensive course and this necklace was the outcome at the end of day one.

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<<< Prenošenje znanja ljudima koji su iskreno i sa žarom zainteresovani da nauče i steknu nove veštine, može biti isto tako izazovno i ispunjavajuće kao i kada smišljate i pravite nakit. Posebno kada ispred sebe imate nebrušeni dijamant, koji čak nije ni svestan u potpunosti svih svojih talenata i potencijala. Sigurna sam da će divna dama koja je došla kod mene da je naučim izradi nakita od kukičane žice, uskoro ostaviti traga jednom kada započne sa tim, pre svega zbog toga što ona tačno zna šta želi i već ima koncept u svojoj glavi. Jednom kada sam je informisala šta sve može da se napravi u ovoj tehnici,ona mi je objasnila šta bi od toga želela da isproba. To je bio dvodnevni intenzivni kurs (sa pauzom od dva dana kako bi vežbala kod kuće i uradila domaći zadatak :), a ova ogrlica je rezultat rada na kraju prvog dana.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How to Decorate a Boho-Style Room - Kako urediti sobu u Boho stilu

>>> I am verry happy that Modernize.com and Starseed Jewelry are continuing cooperation. Here's another wonderful and useful decorating story for blog readers who love Bohemian/Boho style that will never be out of fashion. If you would like to refresh your living space, but still not ready to go for new furniture, than go Boho :)! Find out how to Decorate a Boho-Style Room.

<<< Vrlo sam srećna što Modernize.com nastavlja saradnju sa Starseed Jewelry. Evo je druga divna i korisna priča o dekorisanju prostora za one čitaoce bloga koji vole Boho stil koji će uvek biti u modi. Ako biste voleli da osvežite svoj životni prostor, a još niste spremni da kupite novi nameštaj, opredelite se za Boho stil. Saznajte kako da uredite sobu u ovom stilu. 

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How to Decorate a Boho-Style Room - Kako urediti sobu u Boho stilu 

>>> The best part of decorating a home or apartment is infusing the space with your unique tastes and personality. And no decor style gives you more room to play around than bohemian. When you’re going for eclectic, you don’t have to shy away from mixing rich hues or interesting patterns, or even incorporating random finds and accessories as art. Home Improvement Leads has a few ideas for a boho bedroom or living room that will feel uniquely yours.

<<< Ono što je najbolje u vezi uređenja kuće ili stana je što svoju vlastitu ličnost i osećaj za estetiku možete izraziti kroz taj prostor. A nijedan drugi stil dekorisanja vam ne pruža više mogućnosti za igru od boemskog. Ukoliko se opredelite za eklektiku, ne treba da se stidite da mešate jake tonove i interesantne dezene, ili čak da inkorporišete i neke stvari i detalje na koje ste slučajno nabasali, kao deo umetničke "postavke". Home Improvement Leads vam predlaže nekoliko ideja za uređenje spavaće ili dnevne sobe koja će da odiše - vama! 

Drape Lush Fabrics - Drapirajte raskošne materijale

>>> Use flowy fabrics to make your room feel more tranquil. Drape them over your furniture, or use a colorful rug or curtain as a partition to add privacy. You can also loosely hang a sheer fabric from the ceiling with lanterns for a truly ethereal look. 

<<< Koristite materijale koji imaju bogat i lep pad kako bi vaša soba odisala mirom. Drapirajte ih oko komada nameštaja, ili upotrebite tepih ili zavese živih boja kao neku vrstu pregradnog zida koji će vam obezbediti privatnost. Takođe, za postizanje eteričnog izleda sobe, možete da na deo plafona gde su svetiljke,labavo pričvrstite providan materijal 

Incorporate Jewelry - Inkorporišite i nakit


>>> Beading is a distinctive aspect of boho decor, so why not make your jewelry dual-purpose? It will add a beautiful design element. Plus, accessorizing will be a lot simpler when all of your jewelry is on display in front of you.

<<< Perlice su karakterističan aspekt boho dekora, tako da zašto ne dati svom nakitu dvostruku ulogu? One mogu biti divan dizajnerski element. Plus, kad se spremate za izlazak i kad dođe do izbora detalja, lakše će vam biti da imate sav svoj nakit izložen i na dohvat ruke.