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UAmaze's HandPainted Ukrainian Jewelry Giveaway


We live at a time when many cultural traditions are under threat of extinction. Irina of UAmaze is determined to keep her Ukrainian heritage alive through her beautiful hand painted art work, home decor and accessories.

She said, "I sincerely believe that we are responsible for saving the traditions of our country."

One lucky winner of this giveaway will receive a jewelry set (shown above) with her modern interpretation of the traditional Ukrainian decorative painting style called Petrykivka. The distinctive floral patterns and broad brush strokes were originally used to decorate the houses in a Ukrainian village of the same name.

Petrykivka painting is now on UNESCO's list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity." It and the Samchykivska painting, which according to Irina, has almost disappeared in Ukraine, are the two styles she incorporates in her work.


I received a blue floral pendant like, but not quite the same as this one below, in her store.  As they are hand painted, no two designs are exactly the same. Note that her leather cords are not finished with findings but are meant to be tied at the back.


Take a look at her store and you will see not just jewelry but beautiful scarves, hand painted decor and wall art. I included her gorgeously painted Christmas ornament.




Italian Silk Scarves designed using a Samchykivka folk art technique



Irina is rightly proud of her rich heritage. I agree with her - when you purchase a design, you will indeed contribute to the future of folk art in the Ukraine.

The Ukrainian culture and talent of its people are incredibly diverse. Last year I was lucky enough to catch a performance of one of their ballet dance troupes, The National Ballet of Odessa, when they performed in Kitchener, Ontario.

Have a look at this rehearsal of traditional Ukraininan folk dancing performed by men. Many of these dances originated from rural Cossack villages.



Giveaway 

If you'd like to win this giveaway for a beautiful set of Umaze's jewelry (first picture at the top) , please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is international.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, May 6, 2019. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

Before You Go - Other Talented Ukrainian Artisans



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26 comments:

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous. I love that she is trying to keep her country's traditions alive.

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  2. Just tweeted about this amazing artist
    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/1122844338596319232

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  3. This is a wonderful very generous giveaway of such beautiful jewelry ...I would be honored to wear it ....ty so so much for giving us all this opportunity...please add me to the list to be chosen from...jackiemarchant@yahoo.com ty

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  4. Irina's hand painting is beautiful. I'm glad she can keep these traditions alive because everything is gorgeous. My favorite is the peacock ornament but honestly every one of her art is magnificent.

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  5. With so many ethnic artists leaving the trade or finding no one to pass the talent to, I'm always excited to see someone preserving the craft. Please enter me in the giveaway. I'm also a blog follower.

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  6. I would love to win the beautiful Ukrainian jewelry!

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  7. Irina's work is simply gorgeous! Every detail in each piece shows her incredible talent.

    Her shop shows just how diverse she is with what she does. Every piece is beautiful and I think anyone would be proud to own any of it whether they are Ukrainian or not.

    I agree with Irina - we do need to save our heritage. We all need to be proud of our heritage and showing it in this way is absolutely inspirational. She's made me want to discover my own Hungarian background and see where it takes me with designs.

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  8. Beautiful work, reminds me of the beautiful barge paintings of the UK which would look beautiful as jewellery too I'm a subscriber to your mailing list, Facebook and some others too

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  9. Bluff City TatterApril 29, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Such beautiful jewelry. She is very talented. Please add me to the drawing contest - sharon.ammons@ngkf.com. Thank you.

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  10. Thank you for this giveaway !
    voltzia@gmail.com

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  11. I am a blog subscriber.

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  12. Oh these are stunning! And so reminiscent to me of British folk art, which is fascinating!
    I'm a subscriber, of course! lauraproudman@gmail.com

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  13. Beautiful jewelry...would love to win this....thank you for the opportunity!

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  14. I love the scarves and ornament. The fact that she has patience enough to keep painstakingly hand painting anything and keeping a tradition alive should be applauded.

    lorimahan71@gmail.com

    fan and follower

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  15. My grandfather was born in the Ukraine...my love of these pieces MUST stem from my heritage. So colorful! Kim Shilling dave_shilling@hotmail.com

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  16. That black set is absolutely amazing. I love her work.
    Tweeted again.
    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/1123209818397917184

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  17. Gorgeous! When I travel, I love bringing home something traditional and artisanal from the locals. I’d love to win something from this fantastic artist!

    Maureenwack@gmail.com

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  18. This is very nice ! I went to Ukraine a long time ago , and it is a goog thing that these traditional motifs are kept alive by artists ! I am a long time follower !

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  19. Her work is awesome. Tweeted again.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/1123588902143582209

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  20. The scarves are amazing. I love the folkart cultural heritage she is helping keep alive.
    Tweeted again.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/1123932529592025088

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  21. I can't believe the beauty in these. Love them. Tweeted again.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/1124294665627406336

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  22. AWESOME jewelry thanks for the chance to win it!
    sally0630@yahoo.com

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  23. I'm an email subscriber
    sally0630@yahoo.com
    pinterest.com/sally0630

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  24. Amazing. It seems artists from the Ukraine are keeping age-old heritage alive through artistic crafts. The scarves are to die for. I am an email subscriber
    hamster318@gmail.com
    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  25. Beautiful pieces, and great that traditions are being preserved.

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