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

process glimpse: pivoting dancer bangle 2015

daily rituals with a master goldsmith and a tenacious grasshopper learning the fine craft of traditional goldsmithing
smelting, forging, forming and master/student bonding, paired with soul food and nuggets of story telling!

a rare glimpse of the birth of my pivoting dancer bangle (a historic second piece made with the delicate guidance of my guru)


first up:
antique silver coins

my raw silver ingots are born from antique silver coins smelted into a crucible and poured into a steel vessel that forms the ingot. she is then forged, rolled, formed into a desired profile as I continue my design process.

follow her journey below and I always welcome questions here xo O


♥ ♥ find the OM pivoting dancer bangle HERE in my little shop ♥ ♥  

fort langley & granville island, beautiful british columbia canada
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