AnnaBetleyEnamelArt

Timeless, handmade, cloisonne jewellery

On Etsy since 2016

AnnaBetleyEnamelArt

Timeless, handmade, cloisonne jewellery

14 Sales

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About AnnaBetleyEnamelArt

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On Etsy since 2016

Timeless, handmade, cloisonne jewellery...

Samaia Jewellery- this original jewellery handcrafted in my studio combines richness of tradition with modernity. It’s a result of my penchant for ornaments, simple, biomorphic forms and stems from inspirations coming from music, art and nature.
The basic element of my jewellery is “Minankari” – components decorated with a traditional, Georgian technique of embellishing precious metals. It is probably one of the oldest enameling techniques, which flourished during the Byzantium era.
The rough shape of a Minankari decoration is made by hand - I form an ornamental pattern with a fine wire. In this way I create little “cells” and then I fill them with colored enamel – powdered mixture of different minerals. During firing in a special oven in temperatures around 800-900 °C the enamel melts and creates a glassy surface. It is an extraordinarily durable and noble embellishment technique.
Enamel is an outstandingly elegant material. I combine it with silver and precious wood types, such as: black oak, Caucasian walnut, ebony and other exotic woods. My jewellery is made by hand and from scratch, according to the principles of goldsmithing and enameling art which I learnt in a Georgian art and enamel studio. Since 2016 I’m a member of Polish Guild of Artisan Masters.

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    Samaia Jewellery- original jewellery by Anna Betley; made in the spirit of minankari, one of the oldest enameling techniques in the world. It has been practiced for ages in Georgia, where the artist learned the craft. Let me introduce you my world..

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