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Monday, May 5, 2014


Knife made in Iran in XVI century. Kremlin museum. (Click on the picture to open it bigger)
(More knives made by jewellers)

My today's post is about my inspiration. My designs for my best pieces are inspired by Russian ornaments (I wrote about it before, here), as well as the technique. This next picture shows how the inspiration worked:

Round geometric pendant with white fresh water pearls

However, only when I saw that knife from  the top picture (the picture is from "The world of knives" book that I bought in Russia) I realized that I could do two layers of piercing. It was going to be double work, but I had time. This is how (sometimes) inspiration is being searched for. Not a simple process! :)

 I loved working on these pieces. Here are just a few samples (all of them + many others are for sale in my Etsy shop):

Bear and its cub, silver and copper pendant

Forest pendant with gem quality kyanite

Art Nouveau dragonfly pendant with amethyst and rose quartz

Squirrel necklace, silver and copper

9 comments:

Katie Crafts said...

I admire your work so much, Natalia! I would never have the patience to do it. You are truly talented!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Fascinating inspiration! Your jewelry is absolutely gorgeous.

Clair said...

Natalia, these are stunning pieces of work - so intricate!

Holly said...

So many gorgeous pieces, I absolutely adore filigree and your jewelry is just stunning!

Natalia Khon said...

Thank you, ladies! It is very flattering to read all your comments! I did my best with the work and trying to keep my prices affordable too :)

2justByou said...

The detail and intricacy is so amazing. Your pieces are truly stunning. I also love to see inspiration, and the Russian knives are way cool!

Natalia Khon said...

Thank you, Kim! The Russians knives are cool! However, this particular knife is from Iran. It is just in a Russian museum :)

Judy Thomas said...

This work is so beautiful! You have an awesome talent :)

Natalia Khon said...

Thank you, Judy!

 
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