Announcement   Hi there, I'm Ekaterina. Nice to meet you!

I was born in Russia, but grew up in Belorussia, the US and Germany. The latter is where I finally settled down. I have a fervor for cats and jewelry... in case you couldn't tell.

Professionally, I'm a goldsmith apprentice and make custom jewelry on the side. If you take a close look at my collection, you'll see my skills progress over time :) If you'd like something custom made, shoot me a message. We'll work something out.

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Last updated on Apr 15, 2017

Hi there, I'm Ekaterina. Nice to meet you!

I was born in Russia, but grew up in Belorussia, the US and Germany. The latter is where I finally settled down. I have a fervor for cats and jewelry... in case you couldn't tell.

Professionally, I'm a goldsmith apprentice and make custom jewelry on the side. If you take a close look at my collection, you'll see my skills progress over time :) If you'd like something custom made, shoot me a message. We'll work something out.

Ekaterina Tristan

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Goldschmiede Lehrling auf Umwegen

** ENGLISH DESCRIPTION BELOW*

Ich bastle seit ich denken kann und habe mich auch nie vor Nadel und Faden gescheut. Hätte ich doch nur früher auf meine Neigungen gehört.

Stattdessen habe ich nach meinem Abitur ein Studium in Physik angefangen und mit einigem Erfolg durchgezogen. Doch es sollte nicht sein und so musste ich mich nach Alternativen umsehen. Die Lehre zum Goldschmied war keine leichte Entscheidungen, ist der Verdienst doch eher schmal und die Aussichten auf eine ruhige Anstellung eher schlecht. Ein einfaches Leben würde das nicht werden.

Noch einmal wollte ich mich trotzdem nicht von Vernunft leiten lassen und folgte meinem Wunsch etwas kreatives zu tun. In meiner Freizeit arbeite ich an jenen Ideen, die in der Schmiede keine Verwendung finden können. Manchmal sind sie zu einfach, manchmal zu abgehoben und manchmal einfach zu anders.

Egal, denn ich habe Spaß daran :)

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"Goldsmith apprentice on a detour"

I've been crafting since I remember. If only I'd listened to myself earlier...

Instead I enrolled in college with a major in Physics and even went along with some success. Alas, it wasn't meant to be and I started looking for more fitting careers paths. Going this path didn't come easy to me since the pay is rather slim. I knew it wouldn't be a walk in the park.

But I didn't want to ignore my passion for creative work again. During my free time I work on what you can see here - pieces that don't fit the style of my employer. Sometimes they're too simple, sometimes just a little too experimental and sometimes they're just... different.

But who cares, it's fun :)

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  • Ekaterina Tristan

    Owner

    Born in Russia, grown up in Belorussia, the US and now settled in Germany. Goldsmith apprentice with a fervor for jewelry. Now venturing into the depths of Etsy. Will you come along for the ride, if just for a while?

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  • Alison

    Darmstadt, Germany

    Alison is a colleague I met during my apprenticeship.

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Last updated on May 4, 2016
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