May 7, 2017

The Greek Goddess of love, beauty, and fertility keeps inspiring us still. For me her beauty and unique character as described in ageless stories provided me with many designs that featured her likeness in the form of an amazing engraved portrait. 

A few week...

March 5, 2017

In many of my ancient Greek themed jewelry you can find an amazing engraving of Goddess Aphrodite. This large engraving resembles a period coin in terms of style and execution. The original artifact that inspired me to create this engraving comes from the ancient city...

January 12, 2017

In this episode I will continue my talk on my handmade Sterling silver jewelry inspired by my favorite trees. Olive trees, Olea europaea, of the Mediterranean are not only majestic but also generous because they offer us a super food: the olive fruit. Olive trees have...

November 26, 2016

My jewelry is often times inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds me. Just like the Athena's Necklace that I will talk about shortly. I am so fortunate to be closely connected to the Mediterranean, the ancient and beautiful sea that have nourished many civilizati...

September 30, 2016

In Part 1 of the blog on the ancient city of Ephesus I have discussed the early history of the city & shown you photos of some of the ancient themed jewelry I have handmade that features the Hercules & Zeus coin. In part 2 I will discuss the tale Ephesus following its...

September 5, 2016

Ephesus is an ancient city in Anatolia located in present day Turkey about 2 miles southwest of a picturesque town called Selcuk near the city of Izmir. This known history of this site date backs as far as 6000 BC. And in terms of size nothing compares to Ephesus, whic...

August 9, 2016

Hi everyone. I have been looking for inspirations for a new blog post. And a few days ago, looking at Pinterest I have noticed two incredible Egyptian necklaces. Immediately I thought that would be a nice topic since a lot of my handmade Egyptian themed statement neckl...

July 11, 2016

Welcome to the 2nd part of this blog where I talk about integrating unique materials, particularly ceramic creations, into my handmade Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. In the first part of my blog I presented to you the history of Iznik pottery. I a...

June 17, 2016

As you may already know, I enjoy incorporating unique materials into my handmade Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry such as ceramics & antique glass. For me these materials are important for two reasons. First of all these encourage me work together with other artist...

April 29, 2016

Nautical Dominion handmade necklace has a vivid blue and green color palette inspired by the Mediterranean sea and the beautiful coastline that surrounds it. It is dedicated to brave voyagers who explored the region and established amazing colonies.

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