[New Orchid Gallery] Jelena


My jewellery is an artistic representation of an emotion; a memory
from one of the many places and cultures I’ve been fortunate to
experience; an invitation for one to notice and take pleasure in the
subtle wonders: the pattern on a stone, effects of light passing
through a gem, the emotion one feels when wearing one or another of
Nature’s jewels. I use select semiprecious organic
materials and various metals. My creations are mostly intuitive;
every piece composed to the music in me at that moment. I enjoy
learning, trying out different techniques and new ways of using the
materials, like braiding wire and leather together, or doing
micro-macrame with wire. While this is not always easy and can be
exasperating, the excitement and sense of achievement I get with
success are very rewarding.