Suddenly I have this idea to use my creations as a decoration on Christmas tree! and I’m lucky to have a warm support from the owners of my brooches to join this fun movement with me! It’s great to know that my work are part of festive mood all over the world! Thank you!
Velanch earrings are on Landry Bender. She is an American actress and well known for playing the role of Cleo Bernstein in the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein, and playing Blithe Pedulla in the 2011 film The Sitter. Bender played one of the lead roles, Cyd, in the 2015–2016 Disney Channel sitcom Best Friends Whenever. In 2017, she started playing Jackson Fuller’s girlfriend Rocki in the Netflix original series, Fuller House.
I decided to take part in embroidery competitions again. This year I made two brooches for @greenbird contest with nautical theme. And one brooch in theme of russian fairy tales for Telpiz contest.
🔱I tried to replicate real marine plants from the pictures to create realistic mini sea world. 🐚There are seaweeds, different kinds of corals, sea feather, starfish, lettuce sea slug and oyster shells.
These are complex and unique work, not light-weight but full of details and story behind.
If you are in Tokyo and would like to have pictures in kimono, you can order the photoshoot from InKimono and ask to wear Velanch handmade brooches as obidome!
Stasia offers personalized kimono experience: kimono styling, combined with a proper history and cultural explanation and a professional photoshoot.
Stasia uses only traditional vintage items and choose a kimono outfit for you based on your personal style and any requests you may have. She tells you about the meaning of each little item, add historical and cultural background, all while she dresses you.
And of course you may request to add to your kimono look one of my brooch by color or theme that Stasia has on that moment.
I will be happy to see your pictures in my creations, feel free to share them with me. Thank you!
My all side embroidered earrings were featured in the Mob journal.
Thanks to the teamwork:
MUA - @inavasilevamua
Photo and edit @karttori
jewellery - @velanch
If you are in Tokyo, you can enjoy the sparkle of my brooches at InKimono real shop. 👘
Stasia has opened her kimono shop October 1st. It’s a honor for me to be there with my handmade jewellery. I sent the smallest and cutest embroidered brooches to sell in her shop that would suit as obidome or other way to decorate your clothes.
You can also ask there for a leaflet that represents my work to keep for yourself or to show to your friends. My business cards are also available in this shop.
If you want to see more of my designs in Stasia shop, feel free to write me about that.
Your pictures of the visit or modeled pictures in my work are always welcome.
Inkimono shop you can find here: 6-42-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Royal jester beetle brooch from silk Au ver a soie threads.
I made this brooch specially for the contest sponsored by Au ver a soie silk threads manufacturer and supplies shop Greenbird.ru
This contest had no theme, so I decided to make something in my favorite medieval vibe. The main rule was to use Au ver a soie silk threads.
It took me two weeks to make it and a lot of time to think about details.
Size of the body is 1.38x2.56 in (3.5x6.5cm), width with wings is 2.76 in (7cm)
Floral beetle brooch that was made specially for the beetle contest.
This competition was organized by Valentina Telpiz, famous embroidery artist. I’m proud to be among 3 winners of her contest.
1275 minutes of pure work, not counting the time to invent the design and picking supplies.
Size of the beetle body is 1.82x2.56 in (4x6.5cm), width with wings is 4.33 in (11cm)
‘Madam Coco in the blooming garden’ Hoop Art
This work was made for the competition in theme of Impressionism, sponsored by Swarovski and Greenbird.ru
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was my main inspiration. I also love portraits and flowers, so my work is full of embroidered blossom around my watercolour drawing. During the creative process I held the image in my head: the feelings from visiting the blooming garden in the summer morning. All the fresh smells of greenery, songs of early birds, dew sparkle are welcoming you. Festive atmosphere fills you with colours and happiness, here and now.
Materials: 36 Swarovsky crystals, watercolor, silk ribbons, textile, sequins, wooden hoop, beads, glass cut, glass bugles, wool felt, linen fabric, glue, goldwork wire, DMC threads.
Pictures by Alexander Wagner