Silina Pantelidou begins each collection of jewelry by making sketches, allowing the forms that “wander around” her mind the space and time needed for them to come to life.
Pantelidou studied graphic design and bookbinding, eventually learning to work with metal, which sent her off in a different direction, opening a new path: jewelry that combines paper and metal.
She explains, “from now on I could blend paper and metal in order to tell my stories in the form of small, precious objects.”
My personal favorites are the Voice and Asana collections pictured here.
“My main materials are metal and paper. Metal is a tough “companion”. At times I transform it until it follows my sketch, or at other times I let it show me the way through its own pathways. For the purpose of antithesis but also for balance I use paper, a material which feels as if it holds me by the hand. The paper fibers create an environment where I can play around with the colors of nature and the canvas on which I can narrate my stories.”
Silina Pantelidou’s website