Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feature of the day #27: Lirimaer Designs

Handforged Wire Wrapped Copper  pendant with Carnelian, agate and seed beads (necklace, leaf, heart, orange, earthy, warm, handmade chain)
Handforged wire-wrapped copper pendant
Today's feature goes to Lirimaer Designs, AKA, Anastasia, and her unique copper jewelry.
Jewelry making is a new endeavor for Anastasia, having only started in 2010 after the birth of her daughter. Her first love was polymer clay, and she used many various techniques for her modeling. Faux enamel was her favorite, but now that she has picked up wire, she's completely hooked. She loves using copper for its, "wonderful earthy colour after it is antiqued."
Anastasia is inspired by boho-chic and art nouveau, but occasionally she'll also add a gothic or modern touch. Boho-chic is, "a style of female fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences...Many elements of boho-chic became popular in the late 1960s and some date back much further, being associated, for example, with pre-Raphaelite women of mid to late 19th century." (Read the full article here)
Art nouveau is, "an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art that were most popular during 1890-1910." It was popularized by Liberty & Co., a department store in London. "It was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants but also in curved lines." (Read the full article here)
Wire Wrapped Copper Earrings with Coral Flower (hand formed, hand hammered, oxidized)
Wire-Wrapped Earrings with Coral Flower
These two main influences can clearly be seen throughout her craftsmanship. Anastasia has a wonderful technique for creating flowing, curving lines. The copper is juxtaposed against the shimmering beads, and natural stones. It's clear to see all of her work is unique and one-of-a-kind. She seems to take great care and passion in forming each piece and carefully picking the colors that benefit each other in a contrasting but pleasing way.
A great example of the art nouveau style is shown in her Wire Wrapped Earrings with Coral Flower (shown left). It demonstrates the mix of nature in the flowers and coral, and gorgeous curving lines from which they delicately hang. Anastasia says about her piece, "these earrings are my favorite creation. A little reminder of Summer, these earrings were made with warmth. Inspired by Frida Kahlo, I hope one can feel it when looking at them."
Soft and bold, powerful and elegant, colorful and subdued; Anastasia turns her visions into beautiful creations that would treasured in any collection.
To see her current collection, check out her Etsy store:
You can also follow her blog here: (Note, a good portion of the blog is in Russian, so make sure your internet translator is on.)

Be Creative today!
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Wire Wrapped Copper Filigree Dangle Hoop Earrings with Czech Glass
Filigree Dangle Hoop Earrings


  1. Thank you so much for the feature and the inspiring words! It is always great to find out that someone appreciates one's work ))

    1. You're absolutely welcome! Your jewelry is absolutely beautiful and we at Squirrel Creek wish you nothing but the best of luck in your artistic endeavors. =)