Silina says she begins by making a small sketch of whatever is wandering around in her mind... it might be nature-inspired such as perfect shells and flowers or even shapeless, organic forms. At times she lets the metal choose the path, at others she shapes the border to follow the sketch.
"For the purpose of antithesis but also for balance I use paper, a material which feels as if it holds me by the hand. The paper fibers create an environment where I can play around with the colours of nature and the canvas on which I can narrate my stories."
She studied graphic design and then bookbinding in Seville. Later she began imagining metal books, so learned to work with metal in Florence. But instead of books she began making jewelry.
"From now on I could blend paper and metal in order to tell my stories in the form of small, precious objects."
Some of the pieces strike me as retro modern and all are stylishly sophisticated.
She told me she cuts and adheres paper to the metal, paints it, and then seals the paint with varnish so the piece is waterproof.
Silina's jewelry is sold throughout Greece and at several stockists in Europe. Contact her directly via Silinarte.
This is not a sponsored post; they will always be labelled as such. I just happen to love Silina's work!