Spirit in Nature
Ring Blümchen, gold
My jewellery is made in the lost wax casting technique. That means that I produce a wax model for each piece individually.
Wax is my favoured material, because it gives you the freedom to shape it in many ways. For me it is an infinite well of possibilities, which I love to explore.
The origin of my inspiration is the amazing variety of natural forms and structures.I admire also the harmony and contemplativeness of Japanese designs, the shinto religion, looking for the essence of spirit in nature and the purposely left element of imperfection in a piece as the trace of the hand-crafted.
Ring Boucle, silver
Ring Nest, silver
Zwetelina Alexieva is born 1967 in Sofia.
She graduated as a jeweler in Dusseldorf and as German philologist at the University in Sofia. She works as a free-lance jewelry designer and interpreter.
Since 1993 she has an own workshop in Sofia.
Her work is on exhibit in galleries in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Bulgaria.
She loves the mountains, books, kids, her friends and her work.
Rings Mitsuro and Knoten, silver
photos © Angel Penchev, Zwetelina Alexieva