Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Experimental Jewelry: HELMITARHA

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.

I've recently come across Jana's work on Etsy and I immediately fell in love... The way she creates wonderful, intricate designs reminiscent of Art Nouveau paintings or mysterous oriental carpets using bead embroidery fascinates me beyond words. Jana is a talented Latvian jewelry designer based in Finland, and she works under her own brand Helmitarha -- a fascinating name that means "bead garden".
Jana's pieces start from focal pieces -beautiful stones, shiny crystals, interesting cabochons or vintage buttons- around which she works to create her amazing designs. The Nordic love for clear lines and brightness is evident even in Jana's most intricate and colorful designs, creating a very personal and unique style combining elements of her native culture and her own dreamy visions -- a Nordic trip to Oriental worlds!
You can find Jana's wonderful creations in her Etsy shop Helmitarha, and you can get to know more about her inspiration and her "secret garden" in her lovely blog.










20 comments:

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Love the combination of beads and stones! Great finds!

Helmitarha said...

Wow, Anna! This is a wonderful surprise! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! What a lovely feature! I feel happy and pampered! ;)
Thank you!
xo,
Jana

Annuk said...

I'm so glad you like the feature, dear Jana :)! I really love and admire your amazing work!
xo

Mercedes - DigitalCS said...

Beautiful jewelry designs! I will heart Jana on Etsy for sure! Thank you dear Anna for the great feature!:)

Annuk said...

Thank you dear Mercedes! You have excellent taste, dear :)!

ingermaaike said...

I very much loved reading about Jana's beautiful jewelry!

la boom! said...

Jana makes so unique and beautiful pieces! I love them all :)
Thank you Anna for featuring her!
xxx
Tatiana

Rita alias alatvian said...

Love Jana's work!
Thank you so much for featuring her!

Annuk said...

Thank you for your lovely comments, girls!!! I'm really glad you love Jana's work as much as I do :)!

Star of the East said...

Jana's work is amazing!
Thanks for sharing, girls :)

SoleDeVita said...

Beautiful blog post about Beautiful Lady and Amazing Artist!
Jana is the Best!
I have this honor to own some piece of art made by Jana. ((HAPPY))

creationsbyeve said...

lovely feature!Thanks for sharing Jana's gorgeous work with us :)

Annuk said...

WOW, girls, thank you so much for your lovely comments!!! Jana really deserves the attention :)!

Helmitarha said...

Thank you so much, wonderful ladies, for all the warm words about me and my work! I'm really blushing now. :)
Big hugs to all of you!
Thank you for your support!
Anna, dear, thank you once again for the heartwarming surprise!
xoxo

Annuk said...

You are so welcome dear Jana, your work is so beautiful and you're such a sweet and warmhearted person! It's great to know you :)!
xoxo

Nancy van den Boom said...

Anna, you are featuring a wonderful person and artist here with her beautiful works! She deserves it very much and you did a great job!!

Annuk said...

Thank you Nancy :)!

Sandra Rosa said...

Beautiful work! Love to now about you Jana! Thank you Anna for featured so wonderful artists!

nancy said...

wow, now you really made a find there, Anna! The necklaces alone were amazing - the art nouveau is just my thing!

Annuk said...

Thank you for your sweet comments, Sandra and Nancy, and for loving Jana's work! She truly deserves it :)!

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