Saturday, June 3, 2017



On my jewelry I use LOS (Liver-of-sulfur) or black patina, both make gray/black color and depending of metal, shadows can be like dark gold or purple colors. It is necessary to know that  patina is not permanent. Patina is very tiny layer on surface what must be protected for durable color.

Each patina on any jewelry is like color on jeans, with time fades. Oxidized durability also depends on the PH skin. If a person has a some illness  and drinking strong medicines then the blood have more acidic  and has more toxins. Toxins come out on the surface of the skin and create a reaction with metal jewelry.
In this situation the black / gray patina becomes pale a lot faster. If the person sweats, sweat also makes reaction on the surface of metal jewelry.
Please use the perfume, hair spray and deo spray before putting jewelry. The skin needs to be dry when you put jewelry because the perfume,  hair spray and the deo-spray make a chemical reaction. Jewelry that is worn on a clothes, not directly on the skin, will have a longer patina color. Do not wear jewelry on the beach / pool, never during bathing. Remove the rings when you wash your hands or work in the kitchen. For rings it is important not to wear them when doing physical work that may cause scratches on the surface of the ring.
If you follow these instructions, patina on your jewelry will last longer.
Only gold, platinum and others noble metals do not oxidize, so do not be sad when you notice the color changes of your silver, especially copper and brass jewelry, as this is their characteristic. In any case, silver, copper and brass are healthy metals, not toxic.

 I can re oxidize jewelry what you are buying at my web shop at any time, please contact me for this. You will pay only shipping cost in both direction or you can visit your local jewelry artist / shop to do that for you * - *


Renaissance Wax was developed in the British Museum research laboratories in the early 1950s.

The wax is uniformly and lightly applied to the surface, then lightly buffed with a smooth hairless fabric to gain gloss. Where a shape is needed, for surface with relief, a brush can be used. It is also used in jewelry making to preserve the patina of the metal.
Obviously the application technique and tools must be appropriate to any specific needs of the item being treated. For flat surface you can use wax with finger.

Renaissance Wax is a brand of micro crystalline wax polish that is encountered in antique restoration and museum conservation. It is not appropriate for all materials, and is most safely used on metal objects. However, it is also used for the polish and conservation of organic materials such as wood, ivory, tortoiseshell, and gemstones. Renaissance Wax is sometimes used by reenactors of historic swordsmanship to protect armor and weapons. Waxes are more protective and longer-lasting than oil, especially for swords and helmets that are frequently touched by human hands. It has recently been introduced in the world of guitar building, as a finish that protects and gives color to the wood.

Wax coatings for conservation are most widely, and least controversially, applied to metals. This has several objectives: to produce a barrier that excludes moisture and oxygen from the metal surface, to ensure against further introduction of contaminating elements by handling, and to provide a protective layer over anti-corrosion undercoatings. Waxes are not permanent, though, and will attract dust and lint over time, necessitating removal of the dirty wax.
P.S. Part of the text I've taken from Wikipedia:


The green color left by copper and brass on the skin is not toxic and easily removed with soap or alcohol. This is a normal reaction that will be more intense in people who have more toxins in the blood,their blood is acidic. This acid comes to the skin surface and creates a reaction with the metal.


How much acid in the blood is powerful in creating a reaction with the things that we wearing is the fact that people with diabetes should not wear jewelry of pearls. Pearls are porous and skin toxins easily penetrate into them and completely destroy them.


My last way to protect the surface of metal jewelry is Zapon lacquer, well known in the art world. Has a micro drops that are finely dispersed, creating an invisible matte protective layer.

I hope this post has provided enough information on protecting the surface of jewelry. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me :)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017




 if you would like travel in another time, join me! (sterling silver, Oak 100 years old, pearls, steel, hot enamel, lacquer 10,8×10×1,3 cm )
After the Eon of creation with different materials, some of my relationships to matter have become logical in themselves and I do not think too much about the character of matter. As I crossed over the wood with my fingers, analyzed what I would turn it into, I found the thought of how friendly it is, warm and supple. It is easy to "communicate" with him as opposed to metal that hijacks the design and needs a lot of physical force to him to create forms



 ako želite putovati u neko drugo vrijeme, pridružite mi se! (Srebro, hrast 100 godina, biseri, čelik, vruči emajl, lak 10,8 × 10 × 1,3 cm)
Nakon eona stvaralaštva sa različitim materijalima neki su mi odnosi prema materiji postali logični sami po sebi i ne razmišljam previše o karakteru materije. Dok sam prebacivala drvo prstima, analizirala ga u što ću ga pretvoriti, zatekla sam misao kako je to prijateljska materija, topla i podatna. lako je "komunicirati" s njim za razliku od metala koji se otima oblikovanju i treba dosta fizičke sile da mu se stvori oblik

Monday, April 24, 2017

BROOCH (with story) - electroforming fabric mesh with LOS patina


BROOCH (with story) - electroforming fabric mesh with LOS patina

In the past, something bad happened with my cervical spine, one reason is big mistake of a doctor and another reason is occupational disease due to long-term position of the body in a non-physiologic position of the body in the time when I was work as textile artist. The consequences are lifelong, pain constantly, I work very hard in pain all the time. I constantly research techniques that are not physically demanding, this is why my creativity is so diverse. I have just discovered the electroformnig of jewelry as a technique. I hope that I will be able to work with less pain - my joy is endless :)

BROŠ (sa pričom) - elektrooblikovana mreža od tkanine s LOS patinom

U prošlosti se dogodilo nešto loše s mojom vratnom kralježnicom, jedan od razloga je velika pogreška liječnika, a drugi razlog je profesionalna bolest zbog dugotrajnog položaja tijela u nefiziološkom položaju tijela u vrijeme kada sam radila kao tekstilna umjetnica. Posljedice su doživotno bolno stanje, cijelo vrijeme radim u bolovima koji ne prestaju. Stalno istražujem tehnike koje nisu fizički zahtjevne, zato je moja kreativnost tako raznovrsna. Upravo sam otkrila elektro oblikovanje nakita kao tehniku. Nadam se da ću moći raditi s manje boli - moja radost je beskrajna :)

This is how process of electroforming jewelry looks like, one step...cup of coffee is on secure distance on the shelf, far away from all chemistry :)

Ovako izgleda proces elektroformiranja nakita, jedan korak...šalica kave je na sigurnoj udaljenosti na polici daleko od kemikalija :)


Friday, March 17, 2017


It is interesting to show this experience with 4 enameled copper rings, on the bottom is first what I make long time before as custom order ring and now I'm trying to do the same. All have same shape, I used the same colors, but result is different. Structures, shadows and colors depends about temperature how close is torch to ring, what is temperature of flame, how thick is the coat of color and on the end -  time. How long I keep torch on ring and on what distance, it is about seconds. All that elements is not possible to repeat when I make enamel with torch on vertical surface as ring. Copper also has reaction with colors, change it, depends how thick is coat of colors. Although on the beginning I had intention to make same ring like first but now I like the unpredictability. I love dynamics on all surface. There is something mystic in unique shadows and  structures. 

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                                                                   enameled in process

Thursday, October 13, 2016



Još jedna skupna selektirana izložba članova ULUPUH-a na kojoj izlažem. Radovi su stvarani od otpada.

Autor koncepcije: Davor Klarić
Kustosica i selektorica izložbe: Branka Hlevnjak
Galerija ULUPUH Tkalčićeva 14, Zagreb
6.10. - 21.10.2016.
Otvorenje u četvrtak, 6. listopada u 19 sati
Moji radovi su narukvica CRVENI MJESEC i broš ZONA SUMRAKA stvoreni od otpadnog papira, lom srebra i drveta simulirajući tehnikom lakiranu kožu.


Another selected group exhibition of art works by members of ULUPUH . The works were created by the waste.
The exhibition ART ECO - SURPLUS
Author of the concept: Davor Klaric
The curator and selector of the exhibition: Branka Hlevnjak
ULUPUH Gallery Tkalčićeva 14, Zagreb
6.10. - 21.10.2016.
Opening on Thursday 6 October at 19 hours
My artworks are  bracelet RED MOON and brooch TWILIGHT ZONE made from waste paper, copper, recycled silver and wood simulating technique lacquered skin on the surface of paper.


bracelet RED MOON

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

skupna izložba članova ULUPUH-a "Materijal i forma – tekstil na novim granicama"


VEČERAS!!! Velika radost, skupna izložba članova ULUPUH-a 
"Materijal i forma – tekstil na novim granicama". Kustos izložbe: Nikola Albaneže.

Izlažem skulpturalnu kompoziciju od tri dijela "O snovima i maštanjima"
75×100×40 cm, eksperimentalna tehnika: papir, cement, brašno, zrnca iz filtera za vodu, konci, perje, boje, resin

Gradski muzej Vukovar

Dvorac Eltz, Galerija Oranžerija, Županijska 2, Vukovar
4.10. – 24.10.2016.
Otvorenje u utorak, 4. listopada u 18 sati

KONCEPT: O snovima i maštanjima
Kompozicija od 3 jastuka oblikovanih kao gljive su moj ekološki stav prema životu i iskorištavanju otpada za stvaranje arta. Za ovu izložbu radove prijavljujem u kategoriji mimikrije. Površina jastuka od kaširanog papira ima taktilnost crne lakirane kože u prva dva rada, a papirna pulpa mješana sa cementom i zrncima iz filtera za vodu su stvorili taktilnost zelene brušene kože u trećem radu. Stablo gljive je u kombiniranoj tehnici gdje vizualnost nose gusto omotani tanki konci i višeslojni nanosi Drvofix ljepila. Višeslojnim premazivanjem raznih boja stvoren je dojam organske taktilnosti. Jastuci su šuplje forme koji su za izložbu punjeni perjem. S empatijom se odnosim prema perju zbog kojeg su koke doživjele boli, ali to se dogodilo u prošlosti i slavonskom tradicijskom životu koji ne nastavljam. Šupljina jastuka u privatnom prostoru služi kao kutija za odlaganje sitnih predmeta. Vizualno tri jastuka oblikovani kao gljive su multifunkcionalno oblikovani kao skulpture i kao kutije za odlaganje sitnih predmeta.
Snovi i maštanja u nazivu nisu obojani već neutralno sivi i fleksibilni svim raspoloženjima. Iako je crna dominantna, bijelo-žuto-zeleno mješanjem daje nijanse sive. Snovi i maštanja ostaju tajanstveni, osobni i nerazotkriveni.



TONIGHT!!! Great joy, group exhibition of members ULUPUH
"The material and form - textiles to new frontiers", Curator: Nicholas Albaneže.
My art work is sculptural composition of the three-part "About dreams and fantasies"
75 × 100 × 40 cm, experimental techniques: paper, cement, flour, grains of water filters, thread, feathers, paint, resin
Vukovar Municipal Museum
Eltz Castle, Gallery Oranžerija, County 2, Vukovar
4.10. - 24.10.2016.
Opening on 4 October in 18 hours
CONCEPT: About dreams and fantasies
The composition of 3 pillows shaped like mushrooms are environmentally my attitude towards life and the exploitation of waste to create art. For this exhibition works are submitted in the category of mimicry. Surface of the pillows made of paper has a tactile of black leather in the first two work, a paper pulp mixed with cement and beads of water filters are created tactility green suede leather in the third work. The tree mushrooms in a combined technique where visuals carry densely wrapped in thin threads and multilayer coatings DRVOFIX glue. Multilayer coating of various colors created the impression of organic tactility. Pillows are hollow forms for exhibition filled with feather. With empathy treat the feathers that made chicken experienced pain, but it has happened in the past and Slavonian traditional life that I does not continue. The hollow pillow in the private area serves as a box to store small items. Visually three pillows shaped like mushrooms are multifunctional designed as sculpture and as a box for storing small items.

Dreams and fantasies in the title are not painted but neutral gray and flexible for all moods. Although the dominant black, white, yellow and green mixing gives shades of gray. Dreams and fantasies are mysterious, personal and unexposed.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


After long long time I am back with new post. In the mean time I was open new shop only for man jewelry. The shop is still in progress. Here is some of men rings. They have powerful look with details, texture and patina. Silver is main metal combined with copper and brass. My favorite is raw diamond, but I use and other stones like lapis lazuli, many others will be used. Techniques are different. I love doing combination of different techniques and make with them organic look.

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You are welcome!