Monday, September 12, 2016

Mixed Style Necklace With Red Beads

>>> This bracelet is made for a woman who likes red color and bold, statement jewelry. While it was not my intention, the end result came out somewhat ethnic/tribal, which is even better than I hoped :). All of the components are handmade, from brass wire in various gauges. As for beads, I used transparent round glass beads, seed beads and red coral beads. It is a very time consuming piece, it's not ready yet, but I had to check the camera look :). When I finish it, I'll put it on a display model and take one more shoot, so you can guess the size and proportions. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Golden Brown Texture Like Sun :)

>>> In addition to works from the post bellow - some more brown tones. Do you like Autumn like I do :)? More browns, more wind, more rain and umbrellas, less people on the streets, less noise...more of nice, clear and fresh air. Can't wait! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Multistructural Wire Necklace, Comb and Earrings - Multistrukturalni rad u žici: ogrlica, češljić i minđuše

>>> Here I am again writing about how much I wanted to make wire work like this, but was not sure how. I didn't even know how to search for eventual tutorial and which term to use - wire curling, complex wire work, multilayered wire jewelry? I checked a lot of videos available on internet, but nothing like that something I have had in my mind. I studied photos of other jewelry designers, mostly Russians, who seem to have natural talent for this kind of work, but I'm not sure if I figured out how they do it. I have had a lot of trials, but all came unsuccessful, with my wire all crooked up and asymmetric.  

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Copper Wire Diadem - Dijadema od bakarne žice

>>> Copper Wire Diadem; Copper, freshwater pearls, clear and frosted glass beads; Technique: wire wrap; Oxidized for antique look;
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<<< Dijadema od bakarne žice;bakar, sedef, providne i peskirane staklene perle;Tehnika: wire wrap; Patinirano;

Saturday, August 13, 2016

I listen to my wire and do what it tells me to do ;P - Slušam svoju žicu i radim onako kako ona kaže ;)

>>> When I have to say something about a jewelry piece that I was working on, most of the time I lack the words. Like now, but I'll try. Maybe this is going to be a story about how you plan in your mind an entirely different jewelry line and end up with a piece that you wanted to make for a long time, but was not sure how. And for a long time I wanted to make piece like this. First I made a drawing and got almost what I wanted..well, this is just the first piece and I hope to perfect the technique with a practice. The end result is different than the initial idea, but sometime wire tells itself what needs to be done, instead. And I listen to wire :). It told me that it wants to curve out when I wanted to curve it in and that I need to fill the gaps with more beads.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ice Age Bracelets And Headband With Geometric Motifs - Narukvice i krunica sa geometrijskim motivima, iz ledenog doba

>>> I am a great fan of prehistoric art and have been both blessed and cursed to live in a part of the world called Balkan peninsula. For now, I'll leave bad sides and mention only good ones, those that make me happy to live in an area that is so rich with history and archaeological sites like Lepenski Vir, Starcevo, Vinca, Butmir, Vucedol, etc. and that is not far away from other neighboring cultures like Cucuteni-Trypillian and Karanovo-Gumelnitsa, which all together seem to be a part of one huge ( and highly neglected by modern day scholars ) Old European Culture or Old Danube Civilization, which was spread widely in time and space: It lasted from as early as from 27,000 BCE until 3,000 BCE and covered modern day countries like all of ex-YU countries, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Albania, North Italy, parts of Greece, Turkey and huge parts, if not all, of Ukraine, Russia, etc.

Today I want to mention two prehistoric artifacts from Ukraine and one from Russia. Just the bare thought of them induces chills going down my spine. They might be the oldest known artifacts with meandering and zigzag/chevron motifs, ever found. They are 20,000 years old, at least, and are carved in mammoth bone and tusks. 


>>> Ukraine is blessed with with an abundance of Paleolithic sites. Although artifacts made primarily from mammoth bones and tusks are known from ancient settlements throughout Eurasia, they are mainly concentrated in the north-western tributaries of the Dnipro River basin and in the Crimeamaking Ukraine an ideal area in which to study Paleolithic society. Those settlements have been dated by 14C isotope analysis to between 27,000 and 12,000 BCE. 

Paleolithic bracelet with meandering and zigzag patterns; Mezin,Ukraine;

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);

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 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 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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Srpsko srednjovekovno pečatno prstenje - Serbian Medieval Signet Rings

>>> Богатој традицији израде накита на овим просторима можемо придружити и печатно прстење, изузетне израде и декоративности. Печатно прстење је иначе играло важну улогу током историје, а та улога није била само декоративна. Оно је указивало и на статус у друштвеним круговима. Начин на који се развијало указује да је оно одувек било резултат жеље за препознавањем и идентификацијом. Важни људи, попут владара, племства, поглавара црквених институција, итд. уместо потписа, радије су документа и пошиљке важне садржине верификовали печатним прстењем. Прстен би се утиснуо у врућ восак или мекану глину и тиме би се формирао препознатљив отисак који је имао важност званичног печата. Њиме се могло печатити све, од докумената, ћупова и пошиљки са различитим садржајима, преко улазних врата до гробница. Ако би неко тражио доказ да је важна пошиљка аутентична, ту је био отисак печатног прстена који је указивао на то ко је пошиљилац. Садржина није могла да се отвара, а да се отсиак при том не оштети. На тај начин је пошиљка била и боље заштићена. Прстење је зато увек имало препознатљиве ознаке, а то су  најчешће били фамилијарни грбови. Овакво прстење може да буни јер се, рецимо,  слова често читају наопачке. Мећутим, била је пракса да се знак/грб гравира као одраз на огледалу, како би се на печатном воску указала исправна слика.  Симболика печатног прстења је изузетно богата и њеном тумачењу би се могао посветитио један посебан пост. Овом приликом биће представљено печатно прстење српских земаља кроз призму хералдике, из пера хералдичког истраживача, а ја слободно могу рећи и стручњака, Бранка Тодоровића :).

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Хералдика прстена у српским земљама од почетка XIV века до њиховог пада под османску власт

Аутор текста: Бранко Тодоровић

>>> Хералдика као дисциплина у српским земљама корене свог развоја везује за почетак XIV века, када под утицајем суседних земаља Краљевине Угарске и Млетачке Републике, на наше просторе продиру и први хералдички утицаји.

Угарска хералдика, која вуче своје корене из старије хералдике немачких земаља, утицаће на просторе који су више били оријентисани ка унутрашњости континента, пре свега Србија и Босна, док ће хералдичке традиције Млетачке утицати на појаву хералдике у Приморју, односно у Војводству од Светога Саве, Дубровнику и Зети.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


>>> Many times I have asked myself what would be the best way to turn a part of my living room into handmade jewelry studio. Not so long ago I have made an improvisation. It works, but I am not entirely happy with it. I have wondered how it would be to ask experts for advice and it turned out that I have been very fortunate to be reached out by one of them. So I am very happy to be able to post an article, written by  Bryn Huntpalmer from Modernize, exclusively for Starseed Jewelry and their readers. Many of you are artists and all sorts of creative people, too. So I hope you will be enjoying while reading this post, as it has plenty of smart ideas and solutions.

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<<< Puno puta sam se pitala koji bi bio najbolji način da preuredim deo dnevne sobe u studio za izradu nakita. Ne tako davno napravila sam improvizaciju na tu temu. U pitanju je privremeno rešenje koje vrši funkciju, mada nisam bas najzadovoljnija njime. Zanimalo me je kako bi bilo tražiti savet od eksperata i nedavno sam bila te sreće da budem kontaktirana od strane jednih od njih. U pitanju je ekipa koja stoji iza firme Modernize, sa kojima sam ostvarila saradnju u vidu ovog članka, čiji je autor Bryn Huntpalmer. Ona je, ekskluzivno za Starseed Jewelry i one koji prate ovaj blog, podelila svoje znanje. Među vama ima puno umetnika i kreativnih ljudi uopšte, pa se nadam da ćete uživati ćitajući ovaj post, jer sadrži obilje sjajnih ideja i predloga.  

DIY Your Handmade Jewelry Studio

>>> You’re crafty, so why send your hard-earned dollars to someone else for doing the job you were born to do? If you’re a handmade artisan, you can turn a lackluster room into the perfect handmade craft studio. We at Modernize love having space to try work on jewelry and the opportunity to work in an inspiring space without disrupting the people we live with (or vice versa). Here’s how you can set up your handmade haven.

Uredi sam svoj studio za izradu nakita

<<< Vi ste kreativna osoba, koja uživa da stalno nešto stvara, pa zašto biste svoj teško stečen dinar davali nekom drugom, da obavi posao za koji ste vi rođeni? Ukoliko ste umetnik ili zanatlija, možete pretvoriti sobu bez sjaja u savršen umetnički studio. Mi, u Modernize-u, volimo kada dobijemo prostor koji treba pretvoriti u studio za izradu nakita, gde je moguće raditi u inspirativnom okruženju, a da ne smetamo ljudima sa kojima živimo (ili obrnuto). Evo kako možete da napravite svoj stvaralački kutak/utočište. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015


>>> Even If you are not a jewelry designer, but maybe someone who appreciate arts and various cultural issues in general, you probably want to be informed about forthcoming trends and to discover in advance what's around the corner. According to TRENDVISION, Italian forecasting agency for trends in jewelry, watches and luxury goods, there are 4 main directions to consider when developing ideas for 2017 jewelry collections.
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<<< Čak i ako niste dizajner nakita, već naprosto ljubitelj umetnosti i različitih kulturnih zbivanja, verovatno želite da budete informisani  u vezi predstojećih trendova i da otkrijete unapred šta se krije iza ugla. Sudeći po TRENDVISION-u, italijanskoj agenciji za predviđanje trendova u nakitu, časovnicima i luksuznim proizvodima, postoje 4 glavna pravca koja treba razmotriti tokom osmišljavanja kolekcija nakita za 2017. godinu. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015


<<< Apart from Wire Crochet and Wire Twist jewelry workshop (for more information click on Wire Jewelry Classes page), individual classes on Wire Wrap jewelry are also available. Weather you are going to use one technique or another (or both), at some point you will certainly going to need to know how to make a steady (hammered) wire frame design, maybe as a central part of your future jewelry piece,  as well as some basic wire jewelry components. 
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<<< Pored izrade nakita u Wire Crochet i Wire Twist tehnikama (za detaljnije informacije kliknite na stranu Wire Jewelry Classes) u ponudi su i  individualni časovi izrade nakita u Wire Wrap tehnici. Bilo da se opredelite da se bavite izradom nakita u nekoj od ove dve tehnike (ili obe), kad tad će vam biti potrebno da izradite i neke od osnovnih elemenata od žice, bilo kao centralni ili sastavni deo dizajna komada nakita koji želite da napravite. 

Pogledajte album sa slikama sa časova

Sunday, September 27, 2015


<<< This is a  free gift you can use as a pattern for your bead/embroidery projects, inspired by Serbian ethnic costume.
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>>> Ovo je poklon koji možete koristiti kao šablon za vaše projekte sa perlicama/vezom,inspirisane srpskom narodnom nošnjom;


<<< Last time, I have promised photos from Ethnographic Museum of Belgrade. This is a permanent collection of Serbian ethnic costume, placed on the ground floor. Something worth to see, so if you ever come to Belgrade, give it a go and have a look:). For now, enjoy the pics :).
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>>> Prethodni put sam obećala da cu postaviti slike koje sam napravila u Etnografskom muzeju. Ovo je stalna postavka sa primercima srpske narodne nošnje. Vredi videti. Ako možete - posetite. Do tada, uživajte u slikama.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Serbian Belt With Carnelians - Srpski pojas sa karneolima

 As a great fan of ethnic and tribal jewelry and costume, recently, I have sent an enquiry to become a member of a  Facebook group "Ethnic Jewelry Research Syndicate"  devoted to it. After a warm welcome, I have been encouraged, by the founder of the group, as he figured out that I am from Serbia,  to do some research about the belt with red carnelians, and see if the sample of the belt could be found in some of the Serbian museums

Kako sam veliki ljubitelj etničko-plemenskog nakita i kostima, nedavno sam poslala zahtev za članstvo u FB grupi "Ethnic Jewelry Research Syndicate", posvećenoj upravo takvoj tematici. Nakon tople dobrodošlice, bila sam ohrabrena, od strane osnivača grupe (nakon što je shvatio da sam iz Srbije), da preduzmem istraživanje o pojasu koji je poznat kao Pojas sa crvenim karneolima, i da vidim da li se primerak pomenutog pojasa može pronaći u nekom od muzeja u Srbiji. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

JulieMcQueen: OUTFIT: "Forest Nymph"

JulieMcQueen: OUTFIT: "Forest Nymph"

Have a look at this wonderful post by Julie:)! I'm so happy that she featured Starseed bracelet, again, this time in her YouTube video. Thank you Julie :)! 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Intermezzo - doodles:) / U međuvremenu - malo žvrljkanja:)

 Like I once said, I rarely make sketches or drawings prior to jewelry making, since, at the moment (at least) I find it hard to stick to something that is too much determined, maybe because I'm at the phase where I prefer to experiment with free forms (where I can change my mind just anytime, especially if I decide that something would look better if I do it differently than I initially intended).  Also, I perceive jewelry making as act of playing at the first place. But I do like to draw, make sketches or just doodles. And some day I will go for planned designs, just not now:). 
 Kao što jednom pomenuh, kad krenem sa pravljenjem nakita tome retko kad prethode nekakve skice ili crteži, pošto (trenutno bar) mi je malo teže da se pridržavam nečega što je previše determinisano unapred. Možda zbog toga što sam trenutno u fazi kada mi više leži da eksperimentišem slobodnim formama (i kada mogu da se predomislim bilo kada, posebno kada mi se učini da bi nešto bolje izgledalo ako uradim drugačije od onoga kako sam prvobitno nameravala). Takođe, pravljenje nakita doživljavam prvenstveno kao čin igre. Ali svakako da volim da crtam, pravim skice ili samo nešto nažvrljam. I jednog dana ću se upustiti i u pridržavanje unapred utvrđenih pravila, joj...

Monday, April 20, 2015

New Bridal Side Headband - Novi ukras za kosu za venčanje/rajf sa ukrasom sa strane

 This is a new head ornament from Bridal Collection that was inspired with spiral fossil forms. It is entirely made from copper wire of various gauges and richly decorated with all kind of beads, in clear, white, off white, white with opal tones and other similar tones and colors. The whole piece has been treated with copper patina and than firmly brushed and polished, to a achieve a vintage look. For photo shooting I laid it on a piece of linen fabric with lace to emphasize how romantic it is. And it really is:).
 Ovo je novi ukras za kosu iz Kolekcije za venčanja, inspirisan spiralnim, fosilnim formama. U potpunosti je napravljen od bakarne žice, različitih debljina i bogato dekorisan perlicama svih vrsta, od providnih, preko belih, beličastih, belih sa opalnim tonovima i tako dalje u sličnim bojama i tonovima. Ceo komad je patiniran, dobro iščetkan i poliran, kako bi se postigao vintage look. Za slikanje sam ga položila na lanenu tkaninu sa čipkom, kako bih podvukla koliko je ovaj ukras za kosu romantičan. I zaista jeste:).

Monday, April 13, 2015

Anthropologie Today, my imaginary shopping:) - Anthropologie danas, moja imaginarna kupovina:)

 I have to admit that, inspite of my great admiration to Anthropologie's concept from a decade ago, I gradually stopped checking, on a regular basis,  what are their new arrivals, since I've noticed a change in it, at least when it comes to Clothing. Visually, the collection today looks much more casual and plain. Just here and there, a reminiscence of what was "old", "retro style" glory...However, today I tried to focus on what's in there that I like, and would like to wear myself.
 Moram da priznam da, uprkos mom ogromnom divljenju prema čitavom "Athropologie" konceptu, kakav je bio pre 10-tak godina, postepeno sam prestala da, na redovnoj bazi, proveravam šta je novo na njihovom sajtu, pošto sam primetila promene. Novije kolekcije su, za moj ukus, previše kežual i obične. Tek tu i tamo, kao neka uspomena, može se videti po nešto što podseća na nekadašnji sjaj i retro stil, po kome su bili karakteristični...Kako bilo, danas sam pokušala da se fokusiram na ono što mi se dopada i što bih i sama nosila.

Anthropologie Today