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

once a year

in the fall of 2012 I took an immersion blacksmithing course at my local village forgery .. this day introduced me to the 3000 year old traditional technique of hard core dirty down right blacksmithing!

I heated steel using a coal fueled forge; hammered, tapered, twisted and anvil'ed the crap out of them, then quench hardened and tempered each piece, and formed a fabulous series of tools for my trade, one of them being this beauty - my urchin pik:

that holiday season .. my sea urchin cuff was born 

I vow to offer original hand forged pieces and when it comes to the sea urchin cuff I hold her creation deep in my heart. although thru the years she's been replicated, each cuff is unique and authentic - every blow of that hammer creates its own identity made with unfiltered love; no two look alike, feel alike or worn alike .. they are truly one of a kind ♥

a little glimpse of her birth:

once a year another hugs a sweet wrist, those who have them can vouch their love for them .. she may come with a story, but its up to you to give her the journey xo O

fort langley & granville island, beautiful british columbia canada
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