As the world develops, there is a rapid progress in the way we create new products. While new technologies are introduced, older and traditional crafts are being forgotten and face the danger of extinction.
In my work, I try to rejuvenate the traditional hand-weaving techniques and the use of different textiles, to combine them with the roughness and industrial materials such as metals and plastics. All pieces try to explore the contrast between hard and soft, new and old, hi-tech and low-tech, light and heavy, matte and polished.
In my first collections, I used hand weaving as an assembly for the different parts of metal, resulting in a one-piece jewelry which comes of the loom ready-to-wear. The weaving of the threads created a strong fabric which kept the metal pieces tight and was used as a central “spine” for each piece. The use of the weaving technique allowed the pieces to be free of any hoops as seen in any jewelry pieces.
In my recent collection, I continue to explore the relationship between metal and textile, but this time by using laser cutting for shaping the fabrics. Each piece is manually assembled and dyed, composed of hundreds of small and delicate pieces of fabric which are tightened together by the metals.
I strongly believe that besides esthetics and design, jewelry can also tell a story through the different choices of materials and manufacturing process. My story is about simplicity, tradition and change.