Apollinariya Koprivnik is a Slovenian based jewelry design artist. A self-taught beader, started in the year 2011. She graduated with master degree in architecture yet started her own path in the world of glass beads and crystals.
From the beginning she was using only beads and embroidery technique, then she got inspired by Swarovski crystals and semiprecious stones. Since 2013, she has been working with mixed techniques as embroidery and bead weaving, by combining all sorts of Swarovski stones and elements, constantly searching for new and unusual materials. In January 2014 she started to create her instructions and tutorials for beading. She calls her art “Beaded Architecture” since her designs have complex multilayered structure.
She had several publications in international magazines (like Perlen Poesie, Germany, Make & Sell Jewellery, UK, Bead & Jewellery, UK and other). She is teaching workshop classes in Europe and USA and always is improving her technique by taking part in international beading competitions as a participant – organized by Swarovski Russia, Fire and Mountain gems, the Beadsmith and is also an invited judge in international beading contests for official Swarovski retailer shop Greenbird.ru.
Skill Level - Advanced
Prerequisites - Knowledge of bead weaving and bead embroidery
The Necklace is designed as an abstraction, where you can read signs that are connected with Hermes, an ancient Greek God in winged sandals, and helmet.
Different materials make this pendant look like a cast sculpture with a contrast of colors and contrast of textures. Elements are combined in a complex design, where you will be able to learn different techniques and methods of how to mix them and play with shapes.
- bead embroidery mixed with bead weaving,
- use of metallic thread,
- use of Swarovski crystal banding,
- use of different types of Miyuki Tila,
- how to connect elements
- get to know the usual techniques in an unusual way.