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Monday, April 15, 2013

Armenian Inspired Collection - Heart of Armenia/ Colectie inspirata Part 1

I've been working a lot for this collection, gathering all sort of resources, reading about history, mythology and religion in Armenia. It took me about 2 month of research and trying all kinds of colors and designs, I wanted to make sure that I included most of the patterns, the right colors and all the characters. This is the first of the countries I am planning to be inspired by. Some pieces are painted while others are made out of polymer clay using different techniques.

I tried to get inspired by the traditional clothing as well as the bridal traditional dresses, but also by some of the patterns that I noticed were most used in their art. This is definitely my take on Armenia and in no way I tried to create something that was exactly the same, I just wanted to make sure that I incorporated some of the elements in my jewelry with a modern touch. All jewelries and figurines that will be shown are unique and cannot be remade. I also hold copyright for all the designs shown in this collection and of course all pieces that are signed Abigail Smycken.

Am lucrat mult la colectia aceasta, am strans tot felul de resurse, am citit despre istoria, mitologia si religia Armeniei. Mi-a luat cam 2 luni de studiu si de incercat tot felul de culori si design-uri; voiam sa fiu sigura ca includ majoritatea modelelor, culorile potrivite si toate caracterele. Asta este prima dintre tarile pe care am de gand sa le folosesc ca inspiratie. Unele piese sunt pictate in timp ce altele sunt facute din lut polimeric folosindu-se diferite tehnici.

Am incercat sa ma inspir din hainele traditionale si din rochiile de mireasa traditionale, dar am folosit si multe elemente din arta Armeniana. Asta este cu siguranta o versiune personala asupra Armeniei si nu am incercat in niciun fel sa creez ceva care sa fie exact ca anume lucruri cu specific armenian. Am vrut sa fiu sigura ca incorporez unele dintre elemente in bijuteriile mele cu detalii si aspecte moderne. Toate bijuteriile sunt unice si nu pot fi refacute. De asemenea, detin drept de autor pentru bijuteriile postate in aceasta colectie si evident toate piesele semnate Abigail Smycken. 

We'll start with earrings/ Vom incepe cu cerceii:

Sisian Earrings - named after the beautiful Armenian city/ Cercei Sisian (numele frumosului oras Armenian)
- made with steel, polymer clay and silicone/ inox, lut polimeric si silicon:
Armavir Earrings - named after Armavir province/ Cercei Armavir - (provincia Armavir)
- made with polymer clay and antiqued brass/ lut polimeric si alama antichizata

Face 1/ Fata 1:

Face 2/ Fata 2:
 Ararat Earrings (Ararat Mountain) - Cercei Ararat (Muntele Ararat):
-steel, polymer clay and silicone/ inox, lut polimeric si silicon

 Masis Earrings - named after Masis Town/ Cercei Masis - (orasul Masis):
- made with steel, polymer clay and silicone/  inox, lut polimeric si silicon

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