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A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

He inherited his father’s trade, a prestigious metalsmith from Seville, Andalusia, who opened his workshop during the forties. His childhood memories are closely linked to working with noble metals. Today, Juan José Marmolejo is one of the most important metalsmiths in Spain. The sculptures of the Spanish Holy Week are embellished by his works. For some time now, he has specialized in archeological craft work too. His most notable work is the reproduction of the Visigoth Kings’ crowns.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Sevilla


A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

He inherited his father’s trade, a prestigious metalsmith from Seville, Andalusia, who opened his workshop during the forties. His childhood memories are closely linked to working with noble metals. Today, Juan José Marmolejo is one of the most important metalsmiths in Spain. The sculptures of the Spanish Holy Week are embellished by his works. For some time now, he has specialized in archeological craft work too. His most notable work is the reproduction of the Visigoth Kings’ crowns.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Sevilla


A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

He inherited his father’s trade, a prestigious metalsmith from Seville, Andalusia, who opened his workshop during the forties. His childhood memories are closely linked to working with noble metals. Today, Juan José Marmolejo is one of the most important metalsmiths in Spain. The sculptures of the Spanish Holy Week are embellished by his works. For some time now, he has specialized in archeological craft work too. His most notable work is the reproduction of the Visigoth Kings’ crowns.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Sevilla


A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

He inherited his father’s trade, a prestigious metalsmith from Seville, Andalusia, who opened his workshop during the forties. His childhood memories are closely linked to working with noble metals. Today, Juan José Marmolejo is one of the most important metalsmiths in Spain. The sculptures of the Spanish Holy Week are embellished by his works. For some time now, he has specialized in archeological craft work too. His most notable work is the reproduction of the Visigoth Kings’ crowns.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Sevilla


A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

He inherited his father’s trade, a prestigious metalsmith from Seville, Andalusia, who opened his workshop during the forties. His childhood memories are closely linked to working with noble metals. Today, Juan José Marmolejo is one of the most important metalsmiths in Spain. The sculptures of the Spanish Holy Week are embellished by his works. For some time now, he has specialized in archeological craft work too. His most notable work is the reproduction of the Visigoth Kings’ crowns.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Sevilla


A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

He inherited his father’s trade, a prestigious metalsmith from Seville, Andalusia, who opened his workshop during the forties. His childhood memories are closely linked to working with noble metals. Today, Juan José Marmolejo is one of the most important metalsmiths in Spain. The sculptures of the Spanish Holy Week are embellished by his works. For some time now, he has specialized in archeological craft work too. His most notable work is the reproduction of the Visigoth Kings’ crowns.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Sevilla


A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

A master precious-metalsmith reproducing Visigoth jewelry

He inherited his father’s trade, a prestigious metalsmith from Seville, Andalusia, who opened his workshop during the forties. His childhood memories are closely linked to working with noble metals. Today, Juan José Marmolejo is one of the most important metalsmiths in Spain. The sculptures of the Spanish Holy Week are embellished by his works. For some time now, he has specialized in archeological craft work too. His most notable work is the reproduction of the Visigoth Kings’ crowns.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Sevilla


Amber jewellery

Amber jewellery

The video shows the manufacture of amber beads and necklaces using wooden, man powered machines just as it was done before the availability of electricity in the countryside. More about hand processing of amber can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KkAgYccHY0

  Country:  Poland, Pomerania, Kashubia, Kurpie and Kujawy


Amber jewellery

Amber jewellery

The video shows the manufacture of amber beads and necklaces using wooden, man powered machines just as it was done before the availability of electricity in the countryside. More about hand processing of amber can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KkAgYccHY0

  Country:  Poland, Pomerania, Kashubia, Kurpie and Kujawy


Amber jewellery

Amber jewellery

The video shows the manufacture of amber beads and necklaces using wooden, man powered machines just as it was done before the availability of electricity in the countryside. More about hand processing of amber can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KkAgYccHY0

  Country:  Poland, Pomerania, Kashubia, Kurpie and Kujawy


Amber jewellery

Amber jewellery

The video shows the manufacture of amber beads and necklaces using wooden, man powered machines just as it was done before the availability of electricity in the countryside. More about hand processing of amber can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KkAgYccHY0

  Country:  Poland, Pomerania, Kashubia, Kurpie and Kujawy


Amber jewellery

Amber jewellery

The video shows the manufacture of amber beads and necklaces using wooden, man powered machines just as it was done before the availability of electricity in the countryside. More about hand processing of amber can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KkAgYccHY0

  Country:  Poland, Pomerania, Kashubia, Kurpie and Kujawy


Amber jewellery

Amber jewellery

The video shows the manufacture of amber beads and necklaces using wooden, man powered machines just as it was done before the availability of electricity in the countryside. More about hand processing of amber can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KkAgYccHY0

  Country:  Poland, Pomerania, Kashubia, Kurpie and Kujawy


Anelli d'argento fatti a mano

Anelli d'argento fatti a mano

In Romania, l'arte di creare gioelli dall'argento, oro e rame vanta una tradizione secolare. Oggi solo pochi artigiani sanno come produrre tali oggetti. 

Nel video, un argentiere gitano mostra come fondere l'argento e come creare un anello da una piccola pallina d'argento. 

Per prima cosa, taglia un pezzo di moneta, lo mette su un pezzo di carbone e agginge un po' di borace per aiutale a fonderlo.  

Il passo successivo è quello di fondere il metallo usando la bottiglia (piena di olio) e una lunga pipa fino a quando la temperatura non raggiunge dai 700 ai 1200 gradi.

In seguito ottiene una palla d'argento e ne tira fuori un anello. Gli attrezzi usati sono il martello e l'incudine. 

Nella fase successiva, l'argentiere usa un martello più piccolo per gli ultimi ritocchi.  

Per questo anello, il mastro usa diversi tipi di lime e un pezzo di feltro per pulirlo. Infine, egli lo decora e lo ripulisce ulteriormente con una lima particolare. "


  Country:  Romania/Muntenia


Braccialetti d'argento fatti a mano

Braccialetti d'argento fatti a mano

In Romania, l'arte di creare gioelli dall'argento, oro e rame vantano una tradizione secolare. 

Oggi solo pochi artigiani sanno come produrre tali oggetti. 


Nel video un argentiero gitano mostra come fondere l'argento e come creare un anello da una piccola pallina d'argento. 

Per prima cosa, taglia un pezzo di moneta, lo mette su un pezzo di carbone e agginge un po' di borace per aiutale a fonderlo.  

Il passo successivo è quello di fondere il metallo usando la bottiglia (piena di olio) e una lunga pipa fino a quando la temperatura non raggiunge dai 700 ai 1200°C. 

In seguito ottiene una palla d'argento e ne forma un anello. Gli atrezzi usati sono il martello e l'incudine. Nella fase successiva, l'argentiere usa un martello più piccolo per gli ultimi ritocchi. 

Per questo anello, il mastro usa diversi tipi di lime e un pezzo di feltro per pulire l'anello. Infine, egli lo decora e lo ripulisce ulteriormente con una lima particolare. 


  Country:  Romania, Ardeal


Braccialetti di rame fatti a mano

Braccialetti di rame fatti a mano

In Romania, sono rimasti in pochi a creare gioielli di rame con simboli della Dacia. 
Nel video, il mastro ci mostra come siano creati i braccialetti con tali simboli la cui tradizione risale a più di 2000 anni fa. 
Egli crea i braccialetti solo con pinze e martelli. Nella tradizione folk, si dice che portare un braccialetto potesse curare il dolore causato da reumatismi o artrite, derivanti dal vivere in aree cui l'umidità è alta.

  Country:  Romania/Ardeal


Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal Filigree is an artisan jewelry made according to the traditional methods of the Andalusi jewelry of the 10th century.  Inspired by the decoration of the Mosque and the palatine city of Madinat Al-Zahra of Cordova.

The main material is 925 thousandths silver covered in white gold with glazed ceramic for metals.

Caliphal craft techniques include the fusion of gross material, using the same alloy of copper and silver than was used during the caliphate, as established by the law of metals.

The techniques used for decorating the pieces include secret formulas of alchemy on how to apply ceramics, like these used in tiles, which are applied to jewels’ enamelling.

Since the Middle Ages, Córdoba has been an outstanding centre of silver production, and it has also stood out at European level, counting from this period of an important guild of assembled silversmiths.

  Country:  Cordova, Andalusia, Spain


Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal Filigree is an artisan jewelry made according to the traditional methods of the Andalusi jewelry of the 10th century.  Inspired by the decoration of the Mosque and the palatine city of Madinat Al-Zahra of Cordova.

The main material is 925 thousandths silver covered in white gold with glazed ceramic for metals.

Caliphal craft techniques include the fusion of gross material, using the same alloy of copper and silver than was used during the caliphate, as established by the law of metals.

The techniques used for decorating the pieces include secret formulas of alchemy on how to apply ceramics, like these used in tiles, which are applied to jewels’ enamelling.

Since the Middle Ages, Córdoba has been an outstanding centre of silver production, and it has also stood out at European level, counting from this period of an important guild of assembled silversmiths.

  Country:  Cordova, Andalusia, Spain


Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal Filigree is an artisan jewelry made according to the traditional methods of the Andalusi jewelry of the 10th century.  Inspired by the decoration of the Mosque and the palatine city of Madinat Al-Zahra of Cordova.

The main material is 925 thousandths silver covered in white gold with glazed ceramic for metals.

Caliphal craft techniques include the fusion of gross material, using the same alloy of copper and silver than was used during the caliphate, as established by the law of metals.

The techniques used for decorating the pieces include secret formulas of alchemy on how to apply ceramics, like these used in tiles, which are applied to jewels’ enamelling.

Since the Middle Ages, Córdoba has been an outstanding centre of silver production, and it has also stood out at European level, counting from this period of an important guild of assembled silversmiths.

  Country:  Cordova, Andalusia, Spain


Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal Filigree is an artisan jewelry made according to the traditional methods of the Andalusi jewelry of the 10th century.  Inspired by the decoration of the Mosque and the palatine city of Madinat Al-Zahra of Cordova.

The main material is 925 thousandths silver covered in white gold with glazed ceramic for metals.

Caliphal craft techniques include the fusion of gross material, using the same alloy of copper and silver than was used during the caliphate, as established by the law of metals.

The techniques used for decorating the pieces include secret formulas of alchemy on how to apply ceramics, like these used in tiles, which are applied to jewels’ enamelling.

Since the Middle Ages, Córdoba has been an outstanding centre of silver production, and it has also stood out at European level, counting from this period of an important guild of assembled silversmiths.

  Country:  Cordova, Andalusia, Spain


Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal Filigree is an artisan jewelry made according to the traditional methods of the Andalusi jewelry of the 10th century.  Inspired by the decoration of the Mosque and the palatine city of Madinat Al-Zahra of Cordova.

The main material is 925 thousandths silver covered in white gold with glazed ceramic for metals.

Caliphal craft techniques include the fusion of gross material, using the same alloy of copper and silver than was used during the caliphate, as established by the law of metals.

The techniques used for decorating the pieces include secret formulas of alchemy on how to apply ceramics, like these used in tiles, which are applied to jewels’ enamelling.

Since the Middle Ages, Córdoba has been an outstanding centre of silver production, and it has also stood out at European level, counting from this period of an important guild of assembled silversmiths.

  Country:  Cordova, Andalusia, Spain


Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal silversmith

Caliphal Filigree is an artisan jewelry made according to the traditional methods of the Andalusi jewelry of the 10th century.  Inspired by the decoration of the Mosque and the palatine city of Madinat Al-Zahra of Cordova.

The main material is 925 thousandths silver covered in white gold with glazed ceramic for metals.

Caliphal craft techniques include the fusion of gross material, using the same alloy of copper and silver than was used during the caliphate, as established by the law of metals.

The techniques used for decorating the pieces include secret formulas of alchemy on how to apply ceramics, like these used in tiles, which are applied to jewels’ enamelling.

Since the Middle Ages, Córdoba has been an outstanding centre of silver production, and it has also stood out at European level, counting from this period of an important guild of assembled silversmiths.

  Country:  Cordova, Andalusia, Spain


Creazione di tiare, Tiara reale floreale spagnola

Creazione di tiare, Tiara reale floreale spagnola

L'oggetto nell'immagine è una tiara floreale, indossata dalla regina spagnola Doña Sofía. 
- Le tiare sono create impiegando una tecnica a mano antica. 
- I materiali che lo compongono sono diamanti, oro e argento. 
- Questo prezioso oggetto fu creato nel 1897 e donato alla familia reale spagnola. 

Il video mostra tutte le fasi della creazione della tiara che vede l'impiego di diversi tecniche.

  Country:  Spain


Damascene Niello technique

Damascene Niello technique

- The item represented is a Spanish Damascene Niello Snuff Box antique from the 19th century.
- The technique used is the Damascene steel together with Niello gold or silver technique applied to steel.
- Materials used are Damascus steel and gold or silver.

In the videos there are two examples of different Damascene’s craftsman performing Damascene art and Niello technique.

  Country:  Toledo, Spain


Damascene Niello technique

Damascene Niello technique

- The item represented is a Spanish Damascene Niello Snuff Box antique from the 19th century.
- The technique used is the Damascene steel together with Niello gold or silver technique applied to steel.
- Materials used are Damascus steel and gold or silver.

In the videos there are two examples of different Damascene’s craftsman performing Damascene art and Niello technique.

  Country:  Toledo, Spain


Damascene Niello technique

Damascene Niello technique

- The item represented is a Spanish Damascene Niello Snuff Box antique from the 19th century.
- The technique used is the Damascene steel together with Niello gold or silver technique applied to steel.
- Materials used are Damascus steel and gold or silver.

In the videos there are two examples of different Damascene’s craftsman performing Damascene art and Niello technique.

  Country:  Toledo, Spain


Damascene Niello technique

Damascene Niello technique

- The item represented is a Spanish Damascene Niello Snuff Box antique from the 19th century.
- The technique used is the Damascene steel together with Niello gold or silver technique applied to steel.
- Materials used are Damascus steel and gold or silver.

In the videos there are two examples of different Damascene’s craftsman performing Damascene art and Niello technique.

  Country:  Toledo, Spain


Damascene Niello technique

Damascene Niello technique

- The item represented is a Spanish Damascene Niello Snuff Box antique from the 19th century.
- The technique used is the Damascene steel together with Niello gold or silver technique applied to steel.
- Materials used are Damascus steel and gold or silver.

In the videos there are two examples of different Damascene’s craftsman performing Damascene art and Niello technique.

  Country:  Toledo, Spain


Damascene Niello technique

Damascene Niello technique

- The item represented is a Spanish Damascene Niello Snuff Box antique from the 19th century.
- The technique used is the Damascene steel together with Niello gold or silver technique applied to steel.
- Materials used are Damascus steel and gold or silver.

In the videos there are two examples of different Damascene’s craftsman performing Damascene art and Niello technique.

  Country:  Toledo, Spain


Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

The video shows a small diamond cutting workshop in the famous street of diamonds of Antwerp. Only small and medium-sized diamonds are cut in Antwerp. The artisans cut the diamonds with great precision: the particular ?hearts and arrows? cut is the most requested. They use specific and small instruments and technology too. 

  Country:  Antwerp, Belgium


Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

The video shows a small diamond cutting workshop in the famous street of diamonds of Antwerp. Only small and medium-sized diamonds are cut in Antwerp. The artisans cut the diamonds with great precision: the particular ?hearts and arrows? cut is the most requested. They use specific and small instruments and technology too. 

  Country:  Antwerp, Belgium


Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

The video shows a small diamond cutting workshop in the famous street of diamonds of Antwerp. Only small and medium-sized diamonds are cut in Antwerp. The artisans cut the diamonds with great precision: the particular ?hearts and arrows? cut is the most requested. They use specific and small instruments and technology too. 

  Country:  Antwerp, Belgium


Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

The video shows a small diamond cutting workshop in the famous street of diamonds of Antwerp. Only small and medium-sized diamonds are cut in Antwerp. The artisans cut the diamonds with great precision: the particular ?hearts and arrows? cut is the most requested. They use specific and small instruments and technology too. 

  Country:  Antwerp, Belgium


Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

The video shows a small diamond cutting workshop in the famous street of diamonds of Antwerp. Only small and medium-sized diamonds are cut in Antwerp. The artisans cut the diamonds with great precision: the particular ?hearts and arrows? cut is the most requested. They use specific and small instruments and technology too. 

  Country:  Antwerp, Belgium


Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory

The video shows a small diamond cutting workshop in the famous street of diamonds of Antwerp. Only small and medium-sized diamonds are cut in Antwerp. The artisans cut the diamonds with great precision: the particular ?hearts and arrows? cut is the most requested. They use specific and small instruments and technology too. 

  Country:  Antwerp, Belgium


Fabbrica di taglio e lucidatura dei diamanti

Fabbrica di taglio e lucidatura dei diamanti

Il video mostra un piccolo laboratorio di taglio del diamante nelle famose strade dei diamanti di Anversa, in cui vengono tagliati solo quelli di media o piccola misura. 

I tagli sono molto precisi: quello di cuori e frecce è particolarmente richiesto. Si usano tecnologie e strumenti specifici.  


  Country:  Antwerp, Belgium


Gioielli d'ambra

Gioielli d'ambra

Il video mostra la produzione di perle e collane in ambra usando strumenti in legno azionati dall'uomo così come accadeva prima dell'introduzione dell'elettricità nella nazione. 
Di più sul processo manuale di produzione dell'ambra può essere trovato al seguente link:  

here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KkAgYccHY0

  Country:  Poland, Pomerania, Kashubia, Kurpie and Kujawy


Handmade copper bracelet

Handmade copper bracelet

In Romania, there are few craftsmen who make copper jewelry with Dacic simbols. In the video the artisan shaw us how is made a bracelet with Dacian symbols, symbols which dates back more than 2,000 years. The craftman made his bracelets only with pliers and hammer and cold engraved.
It has been known in folk tradition since ancient times to wear a copper bracelet to relieve pain caused by arthritis or rheumatism, especially in areas where the moisture in the atomfera is high. 

  Country:  Romania/Ardeal


Handmade copper bracelet

Handmade copper bracelet

In Romania, there are few craftsmen who make copper jewelry with Dacic simbols. In the video the artisan shaw us how is made a bracelet with Dacian symbols, symbols which dates back more than 2,000 years. The craftman made his bracelets only with pliers and hammer and cold engraved.
It has been known in folk tradition since ancient times to wear a copper bracelet to relieve pain caused by arthritis or rheumatism, especially in areas where the moisture in the atomfera is high. 

  Country:  Romania/Ardeal


Handmade copper bracelet

Handmade copper bracelet

In Romania, there are few craftsmen who make copper jewelry with Dacic simbols. In the video the artisan shaw us how is made a bracelet with Dacian symbols, symbols which dates back more than 2,000 years. The craftman made his bracelets only with pliers and hammer and cold engraved.
It has been known in folk tradition since ancient times to wear a copper bracelet to relieve pain caused by arthritis or rheumatism, especially in areas where the moisture in the atomfera is high. 

  Country:  Romania/Ardeal


Handmade copper bracelet

Handmade copper bracelet

In Romania, there are few craftsmen who make copper jewelry with Dacic simbols. In the video the artisan shaw us how is made a bracelet with Dacian symbols, symbols which dates back more than 2,000 years. The craftman made his bracelets only with pliers and hammer and cold engraved.
It has been known in folk tradition since ancient times to wear a copper bracelet to relieve pain caused by arthritis or rheumatism, especially in areas where the moisture in the atomfera is high. 

  Country:  Romania/Ardeal


Handmade copper bracelet

Handmade copper bracelet

In Romania, there are few craftsmen who make copper jewelry with Dacic simbols. In the video the artisan shaw us how is made a bracelet with Dacian symbols, symbols which dates back more than 2,000 years. The craftman made his bracelets only with pliers and hammer and cold engraved.
It has been known in folk tradition since ancient times to wear a copper bracelet to relieve pain caused by arthritis or rheumatism, especially in areas where the moisture in the atomfera is high. 

  Country:  Romania/Ardeal


Handmade copper bracelet

Handmade copper bracelet

In Romania, there are few craftsmen who make copper jewelry with Dacic simbols. In the video the artisan shaw us how is made a bracelet with Dacian symbols, symbols which dates back more than 2,000 years. The craftman made his bracelets only with pliers and hammer and cold engraved.
It has been known in folk tradition since ancient times to wear a copper bracelet to relieve pain caused by arthritis or rheumatism, especially in areas where the moisture in the atomfera is high. 

  Country:  Romania/Ardeal


Handmade silver bracelet

Handmade silver bracelet

In Romania this handcraft of making jewerly from silver dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver and haw to make a bracelet from a piece of silver.

First, he cut a piece of silver, it melt it by an ancient technique and shape it into a bracelet. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. 

At the end the craftsman decorates the bracelet and polishes it with different types of files and a piece a felt.

  Country:  Romania, Ardeal


Handmade silver bracelet

Handmade silver bracelet

In Romania this handcraft of making jewerly from silver dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver and haw to make a bracelet from a piece of silver.

First, he cut a piece of silver, it melt it by an ancient technique and shape it into a bracelet. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. 

At the end the craftsman decorates the bracelet and polishes it with different types of files and a piece a felt.

  Country:  Romania, Ardeal


Handmade silver bracelet

Handmade silver bracelet

In Romania this handcraft of making jewerly from silver dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver and haw to make a bracelet from a piece of silver.

First, he cut a piece of silver, it melt it by an ancient technique and shape it into a bracelet. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. 

At the end the craftsman decorates the bracelet and polishes it with different types of files and a piece a felt.

  Country:  Romania, Ardeal


Handmade silver bracelet

Handmade silver bracelet

In Romania this handcraft of making jewerly from silver dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver and haw to make a bracelet from a piece of silver.

First, he cut a piece of silver, it melt it by an ancient technique and shape it into a bracelet. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. 

At the end the craftsman decorates the bracelet and polishes it with different types of files and a piece a felt.

  Country:  Romania, Ardeal


Handmade silver bracelet

Handmade silver bracelet

In Romania this handcraft of making jewerly from silver dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver and haw to make a bracelet from a piece of silver.

First, he cut a piece of silver, it melt it by an ancient technique and shape it into a bracelet. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. 

At the end the craftsman decorates the bracelet and polishes it with different types of files and a piece a felt.

  Country:  Romania, Ardeal


Handmade silver bracelet

Handmade silver bracelet

In Romania this handcraft of making jewerly from silver dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver and haw to make a bracelet from a piece of silver.

First, he cut a piece of silver, it melt it by an ancient technique and shape it into a bracelet. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. 

At the end the craftsman decorates the bracelet and polishes it with different types of files and a piece a felt.

  Country:  Romania, Ardeal


Handmade silver ring

Handmade silver ring

In Romania this craft of making jewerly from silver, gold or copper dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver  and haw to make a ring from a small silver ball.

First, he cut a piece of a coin, put it on a piece of wood chorcool and add a bit of borax, to help it melt. The next step is to melt the metal using a bottle (filled with lamp oil) and a long pipe, until the temperature rises from 700 to 1200 degrees. He laminate a molten silver ball and shape it into a ring. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. For this ring the master uses a different types of files and a piece a felt to polish the ring and to clean it.

At the end the craftsman decorates the ring and polishes it with a very fine file.

  Country:  Romania/Muntenia


Handmade silver ring

Handmade silver ring

In Romania this craft of making jewerly from silver, gold or copper dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver  and haw to make a ring from a small silver ball.

First, he cut a piece of a coin, put it on a piece of wood chorcool and add a bit of borax, to help it melt. The next step is to melt the metal using a bottle (filled with lamp oil) and a long pipe, until the temperature rises from 700 to 1200 degrees. He laminate a molten silver ball and shape it into a ring. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. For this ring the master uses a different types of files and a piece a felt to polish the ring and to clean it.

At the end the craftsman decorates the ring and polishes it with a very fine file.

  Country:  Romania/Muntenia


Handmade silver ring

Handmade silver ring

In Romania this craft of making jewerly from silver, gold or copper dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver  and haw to make a ring from a small silver ball.

First, he cut a piece of a coin, put it on a piece of wood chorcool and add a bit of borax, to help it melt. The next step is to melt the metal using a bottle (filled with lamp oil) and a long pipe, until the temperature rises from 700 to 1200 degrees. He laminate a molten silver ball and shape it into a ring. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. For this ring the master uses a different types of files and a piece a felt to polish the ring and to clean it.

At the end the craftsman decorates the ring and polishes it with a very fine file.

  Country:  Romania/Muntenia


Handmade silver ring

Handmade silver ring

In Romania this craft of making jewerly from silver, gold or copper dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver  and haw to make a ring from a small silver ball.

First, he cut a piece of a coin, put it on a piece of wood chorcool and add a bit of borax, to help it melt. The next step is to melt the metal using a bottle (filled with lamp oil) and a long pipe, until the temperature rises from 700 to 1200 degrees. He laminate a molten silver ball and shape it into a ring. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. For this ring the master uses a different types of files and a piece a felt to polish the ring and to clean it.

At the end the craftsman decorates the ring and polishes it with a very fine file.

  Country:  Romania/Muntenia


Handmade silver ring

Handmade silver ring

In Romania this craft of making jewerly from silver, gold or copper dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver  and haw to make a ring from a small silver ball.

First, he cut a piece of a coin, put it on a piece of wood chorcool and add a bit of borax, to help it melt. The next step is to melt the metal using a bottle (filled with lamp oil) and a long pipe, until the temperature rises from 700 to 1200 degrees. He laminate a molten silver ball and shape it into a ring. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. For this ring the master uses a different types of files and a piece a felt to polish the ring and to clean it.

At the end the craftsman decorates the ring and polishes it with a very fine file.

  Country:  Romania/Muntenia


Handmade silver ring

Handmade silver ring

In Romania this craft of making jewerly from silver, gold or copper dates back hundreds of years. Today only a few craftsmen are doing this art.

In the video a gypsy silversmith show how to melt silver  and haw to make a ring from a small silver ball.

First, he cut a piece of a coin, put it on a piece of wood chorcool and add a bit of borax, to help it melt. The next step is to melt the metal using a bottle (filled with lamp oil) and a long pipe, until the temperature rises from 700 to 1200 degrees. He laminate a molten silver ball and shape it into a ring. The tools used are a hammer and an anvil. In the next step the silversmith uses a smaller hammer, for the finishing touches. For this ring the master uses a different types of files and a piece a felt to polish the ring and to clean it.

At the end the craftsman decorates the ring and polishes it with a very fine file.

  Country:  Romania/Muntenia


Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Wooden folk jewelry manufacture goes back to the 19th century. Along with its functional and decorative side, the jewerly began to be seen as a work of art.

The material needed to make this kind of product is just an ordinary piece of wood, which is the most accessible and the cheapest one. By grinding and polishing can be obtained in the desired shape. Every piece can be beautifying by hand painting on it. The most frequently used is a folk theme, where own creativity is used. Lacquer and earring hooks are used at the end of the manufacturing process, It makes the jewerly shiny and fixed.

  Country:  Slovakia


Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Wooden folk jewelry manufacture goes back to the 19th century. Along with its functional and decorative side, the jewerly began to be seen as a work of art.

The material needed to make this kind of product is just an ordinary piece of wood, which is the most accessible and the cheapest one. By grinding and polishing can be obtained in the desired shape. Every piece can be beautifying by hand painting on it. The most frequently used is a folk theme, where own creativity is used. Lacquer and earring hooks are used at the end of the manufacturing process, It makes the jewerly shiny and fixed.

  Country:  Slovakia


Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Wooden folk jewelry manufacture goes back to the 19th century. Along with its functional and decorative side, the jewerly began to be seen as a work of art.

The material needed to make this kind of product is just an ordinary piece of wood, which is the most accessible and the cheapest one. By grinding and polishing can be obtained in the desired shape. Every piece can be beautifying by hand painting on it. The most frequently used is a folk theme, where own creativity is used. Lacquer and earring hooks are used at the end of the manufacturing process, It makes the jewerly shiny and fixed.

  Country:  Slovakia


Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Handmade wooden folk jewerly

Wooden folk jewelry manufacture goes back to the 19th century. Along with its functional and decorative side, the jewerly began to be seen as a work of art.

The material needed to make this kind of product is just an ordinary piece of wood, which is the most accessible and the cheapest one. By grinding and polishing can be obtained in the desired shape. Every piece can be beautifying by hand painting on it. The most frequently used is a folk theme, where own creativity is used. Lacquer and earring hooks are used at the end of the manufacturing process, It makes the jewerly shiny and fixed.

  Country:  Slovakia


Handmade wooden folk jewerly