Friday, November 26, 2010

Experimental Jewelry: HAGARAE

I love experimental and unconventional jewelry! I've started a series in which I'm featuring jewelry artists who work with unconventional materials and techniques, and who see a ring or a pendant as a canvas to express their art and creativity.

In my quest for jewelry artists who work with unconventional materials and techniques, I've come across a jewelry designer from Israel, who creates amazing jewelry using reclaimed fibers and textiles. I fell in love with her colorful and really unique creations, and when I discovered the story behind them I was hooked! Hagar's creations remind me of faraway places, of Oriental treasures and of caravans traveling the Silk Road... Hagar's colorful shop is called Gilgulim and you can find it on Etsy as Hagarae.
This is how Hagar describes her work: "My textiles collection is my treasure. It is there that everything begins. Each new jewelry is a journey by itself. Textiles bring with them a long thread of cultures, history, traditions and sometime represent a gender (men's neckties for example). I take this raw material out of its context and mix it with other materials in order to create a new item that has its own life and design language. Every jewelry is unique and different. All the reclaimed materials are thoroughly washed, cut according to the design, folded and ironed, cropped and only then hand rolled/folded and stitched into a bead, no glue is used. The final product is light, soft and has a very nice touch to it".
You can find Hagar's colorful and unique jewelry in her Etsy shop Hagarae.










15 comments:

Hagar said...

Wow!!!! Anna thank you sooooooooooooo much!
It is funny how when someone else writes about ones work it suddenly looks different. I am used to my work and in a way cannot see it from a certain perspective. Once described by somebody else, it is if light has fallen over it!
Thank you so much!!!

Annuk said...

I'm so glad you liked the feature, Hagar :)!
I really love and admire your unique artwork and the fact that you give new life to reclaimed materials! Great work Hagar!!!

antigoni said...

very original artist..!!!! Great work! Bravo!!!!

kraplap said...

WOW ! great creations !!!

ingermaaike said...

Oooh I so love the way she forms and plays with these textiles! Thank you for giving us a deeper view into the way of working :)

donauluft said...

Yes, great jewelry artist! I favored her shop for a long time already!

Annuk said...

Thank you girls! I'm so glad you enjoyed the feature about Hagar's work :)! She is such a talented jewelry designer and she deserves the attention!

creationsbyeve said...

Stunning jewelry art!Thanks Anna for the lovely interview!

stephania said...

Very interesting interview Anna! I love her talent and creativity!

Annuk said...

Thank you Evelyn and Stephania :)! Hagar's work is a real feast for the eyes and a concrete contribution to preserving the environment! Glad you love it too :)!

heartshapedcreations said...

Very unique and inspired artwork, luv it!!! Many thanks for sharing this wonderful interview girls :)

Vikulya said...

So unique jewellery! Bravo!

Annuk said...

Thank you girlies :)! Loved sharing Hagar's artwork with you!

Yael said...

Hagar found a niche with her very unique creations of fiber jewelry - her work is so soft and beautiful, marvelous colors and textures! She is crazy about fabric, each piece, even the tiniest one excites her and makes her happy and gives her new ideas! It is a pleasure to know her and to meet her, she is a lovely woman with a great spirit!
Thank you Annuk for writing about her and making her known to more artists!
Chibukim ve neshikot Hagar!

Annuk said...

Thank you Yael for your great comment that gives me an even deeper insight into Hagar's passionate artwork!!! I'm glad I found your lovely blog :)!

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