olympia komianos

gold and silversmithing

“I admire the new tech world and what this industry has evolved in; however i crave to stay in the true authentic form of goldsmithing by keeping it traditional with old world techniques just as my mentor has guided me. lets be honest i never began making jewellery this way, i learned it only years ago under his wings, and i vowed i would keep his legacy going and one day if the opportunity arises i would share my knowledge to someone that can appreciate the value in hand made. although these traditions are not lost, they are fading and i would like to keep them alive by passing them on”
xo O


primitive

its messy its rough its wild and colorful

this collection has evolved throughout several years, and I continue to hone this messy technique into a controlled unrefined texture ♥

reticulation also known as depletion gilding means the silver is heated sufficiently to cause oxidation of the copper in the surface layer, then the oxidized copper is removed by soaking the silver in a mild acid solution (the “depletion”), this process leaves a thin layer of fine silver on the surface of the metal (the “gilding”), although Its a long process its extremely rewarding and truly one of a kind!

the deep darkness and rainbow colors buried in the crevasses you see are created in a unique patina process that involves old traditional methods and some other little tricks up my sleeve! xo



next collection: MATTE


fort langley & granville island, beautiful british columbia canada
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