Sotiria Vasileiou is a designer and artist that creates works of contemporary jewellery. She graduated from the Technical School of Metalsmiths in Greece, and from the Open University in UK with a BA Honours Degree in Art History .She apprenticed for several years next to top Greek manufacturers, and since 2010 she works in her own line in her studio located in Greece. She approaches jewellery with the concepts of dialogue or interrelation, and innovation.
The dialogue entails an enquiry and examination of cultural evidences of the past with a view of association with contemporary ones .Nature, architecture, and art are sources in this procedure .Nature presents the most perfect samples and forms of divine inspiration. The typical characteristics of harmony, symmetry and uniformity fund foremost in Ancient Greek Architecture are influences that are examined and affect her work. Modern art and the so called ‘purification of form’, the De Stijl movement, and minimalism are also influences for her.
Innovation involves an interest in the creation of new patterns with a respect, and utilization of traditional methods of jewellery craftsmanship. Metalwork thus is exploited in her work with key elements the 3d design, contrasts and bold original design. In other instances she explores unexpected combinations of resin adorned with fibers, and bead embroidery. Her pieces hence are modern, conceptual and sophisticated with high quality of design and craftsmanship.
An elegant ,modern necklace made with acrylic plexiglass,silver flakes,and a fine transparent coating of resin.Sterling silver chain closure.
A handcrafted white resin necklace consisted by acrylic plexiglass,silver foil and a transparent coating of resin.
A geometric neckpiece featuring a collage from the runway on acrylic plexiglass.The neckpiece is embellished with glass beads,backed with black leather and attached to black adjustable satin ribbon.
This crescent bib necklace features a handcrafted acrylic crescent embellished with glass beads.With different color beading in each side -red,white-it allows for flexible wearing .Adjustable satin ribbon closure.
Inspired from modernism,this resin bangle features an elegant contrasting of materials ,surfaces and colors.Acrylic plexiglass is used,embellisehed with silver foil and a fine transparent coating of resin.
A unique statement bangle with 3d design .Processed with handcrafted techniques the bangle is comprised of acrylic plexiglass beaded with glass turquoise beads.
A unique black chunky bracelet display an impressive beading with glass beads.Innovative design and pattern in a handcrafted piece of jewellery.
The Wave Avant Garde Necklace boasts bead embroidery ,3d pattern and detailed making .The Wave Neckpiece is comprised of black acrylic embellised with red glass beads,and processed with 3d patterns.The piece is backed with black leather and closes with an elegant adjustable satin ribbon.An avant garde,extraordinary piece of handcrafted jewelelry.