I was so pleased when rRradionica on Etsy started to follow me on Pinterest. That's because I was able to discover the work of a very talented Serbian family. The team consists of the mother, Margita and her 3 daughters - Marijana, Hristina and Aleksandra.
Their shop is filled with amazing one of a kind fiber art jewelry made by Margita, Marijana and Hristina with Aleksandra taking care of "branding, photography, promotion and customer service."
The shop name is unusual. They explained, "In Serbian, ‘radionica’ means ‘workshop’; our last names are Radovanovic, so three Rs are for three Radovanovic daughters. In English, the name of our shop would be worRrkshop."
Their creations are a joyful mix of different types of techniques including crochet and knitting. The materials also vary enormously from yarn, felt, buttons, textile beads they make themselves to even bamboo ones that originally grew in their garden! Every piece is unique, a complex mix of colors, shapes and textures.
The fastenings of my favorite necklaces are also delightfully inspirational One wonderful purple and green design consists of 2 necklaces which can be worn separately or together as shown below.
Their combined work sure makes the case that handmade is far superior to factory made. How else can one get such distinctive and original designs?
Before You Go:
- How to Make Fiber Necklaces Tutorials
- How to Make Angle Hair or Fantasy Fiber Beads
- Book Review - Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry
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