I’m not much for floral design, especially in jewelry. However, when I see some of Klara Markova’s work on Etsy, I have to sit down and catch my breath. Klara’s work is so creative and detailed. You can almost hear the breeze rustling the silver, flowered vines that accent so many of her pieces.
She appears to mix fabrication, enamel, and found objects and she does it really well to bring forth a unique vision. She has definitely presented some interesting pieces and I find at least two of them worth a comment.
I mean, seriously, look at this Poppy Doll necklace:
I spend so much time looking at jewelry that it isn’t often that I see something so different and quirky that it stops me in my tracks. It’s adorable and yet talisman-like. Are those wings? I have no other way to say this … but the Poppy Doll necklace has a nice thing-ness to it. It’s just a beautiful little item that I can imagine fiddling with as it swings around my neck.
Here is another of Klara’s pieces, the Little Castle necklace, that just blows me away:
The addition of the skyline (or castle, I suppose it is) here gives it the same vibe as the Poppy Doll necklace … it’s a piece of a scene that you get to carry with you in the form of stunning jewelry. I love that. Visually, it’s beautiful but it is also something more difficult than that — it’s clever.
Klara’s collection on Etsy is a good size and very reasonably priced for the work that has clearly gone into each piece.