These colorful and whimsical jewelry pieces are the creations of Greek artist, Iris Tsante, who transforms colored pencil nubs into these contemporary designs. She says of her work:
â€œI consider jewelry as a process of exploring ways to define the senses of â€œbeautyâ€ and â€œvalueâ€ in reference to memories of significant objects and the subsequent human/social connections related to them. It is a dialectic process since it involves the direct or non-direct communication between maker, wearer and viewer. My pieces provide connotations of optimism, lightness, simplicity, joy and innocence, revealing on the same time qualities such as fragility and vulnerability. They often are characterized by a â€œmischiefingâ€ tendency, sometimes in harmony with the qualities of the original materials and sometimes making contradicting statements upon more â€œformalâ€ and â€œseriousâ€ symbols of the western dress code.â€
Images: Courtesy of Iris Tsante.