Monday, August 21, 2017

ALCHEMY IN PROGRESS...or...how looks like work in my studio

This post  I write to show how looks like process of jewelry creation. Very often people are surprise when they visit me in studio and see many machines and tool what are characteristic for men work, not for gentle women hands.  This work is dirty and hard - small smithy. Enjoy a virtual tour!

Ovaj post pišem da pokažem kako izgleda proces stvaranja nakita u tehnikama koje radim. Ovo nije jednostavno spajanje gotovih elemenata. Često su ljudi iznenađeni kada me posjete u ateljeu i vide sve strojeve i alate koji su karakteristični za muške poslove, ne za nježne ženske ruke. Ovo je prljav i težak posao - mala kovačnica.
Uživajte u vitualnom razgledavanju!

all pieces are small so sometimes I drill the finger
svi dijelovi su mali, ponekad probušim i prst

when you work fast sometimes wire is still hot enough to burn the fingers...bthw...human flesh have smell like chicken ;))
kada se radi brzo ponekad žica bude još uvijek jako vruća pa se sprže prsti...tek da znate...pečeno ljudsko meso ima miris kao piletina ;))


sculptured ring in the middle of process, still dirty from fire. Look at him how he looks like in the shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/253674127/contemporary-mixed-metal-ring-coral?ref=shop_home_active_5
skulptorski oblikovan prsten još uvijek prljav od vatre i lotanja. Pogledajte ga u internet trgovini kako sada izgleda


they will be brooches...and they become brooches: 
ovo su budući broševi



work with torch fire
rad sa plamenikom


melting silver
topljenje srebra

work on mill machine
rad na valci


 cutting copper sheet with mini circular machne
rezanje bakrenog lima sa mini fleksericom

mini lathe machine will be very useful, this is new machine in my studio
mini tokarski stroj će biti vrlo koristan. Ovo je novi stroj u mom ateljeu.


simple press tool
jednostavna presa

some new small tools
neki mali alati i komponente


 works in progress, there is lot of work until the end - pendants
radovi u toku, još ima puno posla do kraja


my hand, I call this silver manicure and my studio is manicure room ;)). But now my hand looks beter, coconut oil is helpful
moja ruka. ovo zovem "srebrena manikura", a moj atelje je soba za manikuru ;)) sada mi ruke izgledaju bolje, kokosovo ulje je učinkovito.




sometimes I must paint my hand in white for photo shooting. This is how she looks like after washing :)
ponekad moram obojati ruku u bijelo za fotografiranje prstenja. Ovako mi ruka izgleda nakon što ju operem :)


 earrings - not finished
naušnice - nisu završene


rings - not finished
prstenje - nije završeno



 place for silver melting
mjesto za topljenje srebra


work in deep night with music in background
rad u dubokoj noći sa glazbom u pozadini


drilling hole in wood plate...I forgot to move cup of coffee :(
bušenje rupe u drvenoj pločici...zaboravila sam skloniti šalicu kave :(

Band saw is my great pleasure
tračna pila je moje veliko veselje


new rasps instead new heels :)
nove turpije umjestno novih štikli :)


magic happens here when all organic material become copper - alchemy
čarolija se događa kada svaka organska materija postaje bakar - alkemija

My corner is still clean and neat and ready for new action 
moj kutak je ovdje uredan i spreman za nove akcije

Take a time and visit all my 4 Etsy web shops: 
Odvojite vrijeme i posjetite moje 4 Etsy internet trgovine:

VESNAjewelryART
VESNAmanJEWELRY
VESNAfiberART
VESNAdecorART

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ABOUT INSPIRATION

During studying I had an inspiration with the Universe. I graduated from the theme "The elements of Gothic architecture in textile and fashion". Always with text I elaborate all my inspiration.
The Universe and Gothic have mystical elements in themselves. After the scholastic period, in the Gothic period science is trying to explain many of the themes in the spirit of their time,  art have big progress that has manifested also in architecture. It is interesting to study how science and religion affect the visual identity of time. Gothic is characterized by a "horror vacui" - a fear of empty space that can be explained as a richness of spirit . From this become all my inspiration - the richness of spirit! The richness of spirit leads me through life, it is the essence of life. I've done a lot of topics and cycles, commenting with my art works of current social theme, without words, just colors and composition and tactility. That is a challenge. Ecology is always present in everything I do. Peoples has devastated this wonderful Planet on a lot levels, and at this time that experiencing have culmination more intensive then ever.

Ecology and celebration of life are my inspiration. Life is energy in constant motion. I'm trying to visualize it. From where energy coming? What is beginning? What is shape of energy? That is a mystery! We are part of the Universe of that infinite space in which time and events have a different meaning..ah ... now it's hard for me to continue writing on English. I have to simplify the expression for translation and all lose meaning, but I hope that I have been able to explain what created my visual expression and artistic opus. I did not mention one quite personal experience. One event from the past has shaped my artistic expression. My inspirations are complex, they have an interaction. There is lot of idea what I want to create. I feel lot of energy in myself, lot of inspirations.

When I'm working with a torch then I most feel the energy of creation. Working in metal is what drives me creatively all the stronger and stronger. I pause only when I get tired, just to refresh and continue. Something like a perpetuum mobile ;) ... but of course, now I have a lot of orders and dead lines, it is necessary to take time to enjoy life after work :)

This pendants represent my inspiration with Universe...sometimes I fantasize about traveling to which it is impossible to go ... about the land to which it is impossible to put foots and run ... where the air is impossible to breathe .... it is enough to look up and enjoy the view of the vastness of the night sky and the countless stars .... this is sculptural jewelry inspired by cosmic dust, clouds, stars and endless space ! *-*


Please, click on each photo to visit my shop :)