July 29, 2021
I have reached the point in my career where I have built the signature style and developed my own key design elements that define me as a designer and a brand. Like sand in a desert, my work has also shifted and transformed over time as I keep re-working and re-shaping mediums into something new and adapting the core components of my work to my clients’ lifestyles and my own moods. Because of the techniques that I employ, each piece has its own distinct characteristics. My practice evolves, seldom repeating.
The meticulously chosen materials I work with make a great influence on the final look of each piece and although I have worked with colored gemstones in the past, recently I have created a more significant gemstone work and entered another realm of this practice. See it for yourself.
April 15, 2021
Over the past several months, what was once a solitary or singular engagement with talismans has multiplied through reciprocities of conversations, care and generosity of close friends and loyal patrons. These heartfelt, inspiring exchanges guided me in the most organic way possible to create this talismanic coinage.
Though these creations may not immediately align with the strict definition of a talisman, they, with their shared emphasis on and potent of love, are just as magical and powerful to me and conceivably more so to the individuals who have commissioned me to create these works.
January 29, 2019
Collection is an edit of Jelena's signature charms, classic and new, embellished using forging techniques and precious stones.