Knocking On The Wood

My diploma project Knocking On The Wood was inspired firstly by believes in superstitions and divination's and secondly by the national Georgian folk costume. Each of the jewelry items in this collection is inspired by the true story or a memory based on particular superstition, which has been passing from generation to generation in my family. In addition to that, materials used in the jewelry such as glass, horsehair or garnet stones are as well closely related with personal memories from the family archive. At the same time, the choice of colors, form and ancient metalworking technique, as for instance Repoussé, is inspired mainly by Georgian national folk costume.

The process of creating these pieces for me was an incredible chance of exploring and researching the past of my family.