Monday, June 17, 2013

Experimental Jewelry: SOFIATRINKER

I love experimental and unconventional jewelry! In this series 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.
As I wrote in my About page, I love the idea that virtually anything can be turned into jewelry! Give me a stone, a piece of driftwood or a bottle cap and I'll turn it into a ring! I love the challenge! I always think that if I were "stranded" on a tiny island or on the peak of a mountain, with no supplies shops around and the closest to a supply store being the village hardware store, I'd just start using stones, corks, finds from nature, you name it! I know nothing will ever stop me from creating, it's a lovely feeling! So it was only natural that when I came across Sofia's work on Etsy, I was fascinated not only by her gorgeous colors (you KNOW I'm addicted to COLOR, don't you? ;)), but also by the amazing way she recycles and upcycles the most unusual materials. Sofia turns... well... "garbage" into stunning pieces of jewelry!!!
This is how Sofia introduces herself: "I am basically an ecologic artist from Mexico. I live with loves, a playful dog and a really cute cat. I enjoy reusing materials. As for new projects, I often create them in my mind and try to improve my technique with each item. Ideas sometimes come from looking at other people's trash - my mother for example owns 2 dogs and a cat, and disposes a lot of pet-related garbage. I sit down trying to figure out what I might do to help the planet and myself!!!". Would you ever tell that her gorgeous rings and earrings are made using orange peel??? Yes, real orange peels! Eco-friendly jewelry at its best! Her other materials include soda cans, wood and real flowers, but since she is always experimenting with new recycled materials, we can never know what she might surprise us with! Bravo Sofia for helping the environment while making art!
You can find Sofia's unique handmade jewelry in her Etsy shop Sofiatrinker.


Hilde said...

What beautiful jewelry pieces, and I love the recycling idea :) Thanks for the introduction, Anna.
Have a lovely new week!
Hugs :)

Annuk said...

Thank you Hilde! :)
I'm glad you enjoyed Sofia's work!
Enjoy your week! Hugs!

JuanitaTortilla said...

Yay! I'm all for artists who re-use material :)

Annuk said...

Great, Juanita! :)

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Anna - really beautiful jewelry you talk about.
Many things from nature can be used. Wish you a good Tuesday :) Hugs Hanne Bente

Lady-Pa said...

great idea

des kai to diko mou teleuteo look :) ebala kai ena megalo shopping haul online sto blog mou, pes mou tin gnomh sou gia tis kainourgies agores mou :)



Annuk said...

Thank you Hanne Bente! :)
Hugs to you!

Thank yo Lady-Pa! :)

Ελμιράκι said...

Just WOW!!! filakia polla!

Annuk said...

Thank you Elmiraki! :)
Polla filakia!!!

Carrie said...

Orange Peel?!! Good golly that girl is a genius! xx

Annuk said...

Yes, she definitely IS!!! :D

Dori Janki said...

Oh my, I love the idea, I'm a recycling junkie myself :D. I especially love the orange peels - how does she preserve them so?

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