- Please tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is Maria and I live in Kiev, Ukraine. By profession I am a journalist and photographer. I have been working as fashion and beauty columnist in various magazines for quite some time. But, at certain point in time, I have decided to completely change everything in my life and now my passion is jewelry design.
- How long have you been creating? How did your journey in art and creativity begin?
Two years ago my little hobby had transformed into my everyday work. Now I have a web site, an Etsy-store and many of my products are sold in stores around Kiev and other Ukrainian cities. I love my new work and try to make every item with inspiration and love. I wish all the girls to look beautiful wearing my jewelry.
- What is currently inspiring you?
Right now I'm inspired by decorative painting, bright colors and nature themes. I continue to master the Petrykovka painting technique in order to create more and more sophisticated graphic. Also I keep discovering more and more interesting materials and techniques for making various new designs.
- Do you have a favorite item you have made?
Yes, now my favorite item is Double candy necklace – it’s so colorful and unique. It’s very stylish for summer.
- Name 3 things you can’t live without?
I can’t live without sea, sun and creating
- What items in your shop do you most enjoy making and why?
Most of all I enjoy making single copy items. It doesn't really matter what kind of technique did I use, how much effort did I put into it or how long did it take me to think of the design. Unique things that are not repeated - it is my weakness.
- What are your main sources of inspiration?
My work is about Ukraine and its traditions, memories of distant countries that I've visited, images and experiences that I'd like to share… It is the world that I am surprised and delighted with every moment of my life...
Also, please visit Maria's web site: http://www.lovelytrifles.com