NEW YORK – Maria Glezelli, is a Greek jewellery designer and founder of her have jewelry model, focusing on entirely handmade and sustainable jewellery with the function of empowering women to be proud of their origins. She operates a zero squander business enterprise and her biggest mystery is that all items are completely produced by hand, out of a single line of wire, with out the use of any equipment. Glezelli spoke with The National Herald about her work and taking part in a pop-up December 10-January 3 at the Refinery Hotel, 63 West 38th Road in Manhattan.

TNH: Convey to us a bit about your self, wherever in Greece are you from and in which did you increase up?

Maria Glezelli: I grew up and lived in Athens for most of my childhood. I was curious and passionate about portray and crafting from an early age at the same time the unravelling panorama of the Athenian record was continuously feeding me with inspiration and nurtured my adore for ancestral craftsmanship.

When I was 5 many years previous, I recognized that I wished to come to be an artist. I applied to invest several hours finding out new crafts, drawing and producing all sorts of matters from decorations to presents. Later on, a exclusive individual, my grandmother, taught me how to knit and that memory has usually accompanied me throughout my journey.

Jewellery models by Maria Glezelli. (Image: Riccardo Tognaccini)

TNH: Did you often want to structure jewellery?

MG: When I grew up, I knew that a profession in fantastic art was a obvious option for me. Having said that, though I was researching at the college of fantastic arts, I arrived at the stage wherever I was not sure of what path to stick to. I begun experimenting with different resources and procedures and immediately after a whole lot of investigate I made a decision that I would take a look at the intersection concerning art and fashion. My graduate task was a collection of wearable costumes and physique adornments in an energy to revive historic periods as a result of time. I continued operating on a more substantial scale when I recognized that there was a lot of desire in the jewellery sector. The knitting approach I experienced made until that second was really unusual and unique from the jewelry techniques that were well known in the market and I experienced a large amount of men and women requesting bespoke jewelry designed with my approach. That was the to start with time I started out producing jewelry and I little by little moved from the big to the modest scale.

Black Rhodium and Gold Cuff Bracelet by Maria Glezelli. (Picture: Riccardo Tognaccini)

TNH: How did you get included in the pop-up using spot Dec. 10-Jan. 3?

MG: I have a short while ago started out a collaboration with the company Model Hunter Milano that encourages craftsmanship and rising designers. When I came throughout the chance to showcase my perform in New York, I felt psyched. A ton of my shoppers are centered in the U.S. so I believed that it would be a nice prospect for people today to be ready to see my get the job done in a physical house.

Maria Glezelli is collaborating in the pop-up shop and showroom, Dec.10-Jan. 3, at the Refinery Resort in Manhattan. (Photograph: Courtesy of Maria Glezelli)

TNH: What evokes you most in your designs?

MG: The brand Maria Glezelli was born out of my motivation to protect custom and remind people today to always be happy of their origins.

When you appear throughout a handicraft – that has been applied or developed by a person of your ancestors – you never just see a tangible piece you see the many years and truly feel their palms, you maintain a minute of their life span. And that’s the philosophy I hope to revive.

My strongest impact has been historic heritage and mythology. I appreciate studying a good deal about ancient civilizations and specially about essential times in time. There are also places that keep a quite special place in my coronary heart and they are generally the spark to create a selection.

Jewellery styles by Maria Glezelli. (Image: Riccardo Tognaccini)

TNH: How long do most of your pieces consider from strategy to realization?

MG: Each and every piece is brought to lifestyle immediately after hours of meticulous labour and is completely unique and un-replicable as the designs that the silver wire traces are constantly singular and exclusive. It is a time-consuming procedure, even so working totally with my palms permits me to make a gradual created, significant-high quality piece of jewellery, which is not been tainted by any equipment.

Jewellery patterns by Maria Glezelli. (Photograph: Riccardo Tognaccini)

TNH: What are you operating on subsequent?

MG: One particular of my biggest desires was to develop a enterprise along the lines of a couture home, where I would be in a position to style distinct system adornments created with my signature system.

I am at present doing the job on some new innovative parts that will be part of my new assortment. My future options also include the improvement of a physique accessories distinctive assortment for those people who would appreciate extravagant pieces made on a even bigger scale.

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