Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lust at the Expo

I was probably the last person to go to Hala Ramadan Expo which was held last week at 360 Mall. And because I was not looking for a Kaftan, at least not for now, I swiftly passed by most of the booths there. However, I did take my sweet time admiring the amazing works on display of some booths namely: Silsal Ceramics which offers a beautiful selection of ceramic pots and cups decorated with Arabic calligraphy, Fann which is the brainchild of 4 sisters who create modern handicraft art pieces with a mix of tradition, and Sufi Turkish Fine Art which was dedicated solely to the traditional Turkish arts of calligraphy, home accessories, jewelry, and miniatures. All of the three mentioned booths offer great ideas for house warming or mother's day gifts or simply treating your house to something exceptional and new. 

BUT one item at the exhibition that kept haunting me for the rest of the day, which I'm head over heels in LOVE with is this beautifully designed modern bracelet. It's designed using handcrafted wooden pieces/beads and decorated with sapphires and rose gold skeleton to hold it all together in one piece.  I spotted it at AnaKatarina Eco Gioielli's booth. She's a jewelry designer and was displaying her work along with her friend's work too. This featured bracelet is by her friend Anontia Miletto  whom I FORGOT her name! Sooo annoyed by that! I remember taking the brochure but I misplaced it somewhere!! So I only have these photos to linger to. Price tag? Around KD 3,000. Now you know why I only have these photos.

Below is a photo of a ruby ring designed by AnaKatarina Eco Gioielli, who's influenced by her artistic parents, a world renowned architect and a Guggenheim- awarded painter. She was extremely sweet and introduced us to her collection with passion. One of the things she's specialized in is that she takes old and traditional jewelry from clients and transforms them into something modern and unique, all by using fair trade gemstones, recycled gold, and non-conflict Canadian diamonds.

5 comments:

C said...

The ruby ring look very beautiful, I'm looking for one ruby ring, this design is very beautiful!

Confashion said...

C
The design is modern with a classy twist :)
AnaKatarina is talented and can't wait to see what she offers next

Ana-Katarina said...

Thank you for the lovely blog!
The beautiful wooden and orange sapphire bracelet was designed by my lovely friend Anontia Miletto, Venice & NYC.

Best Wishes,

Ana-Katarina

Ana-Katarina said...

Thank you for the lovely blog and comments.

The wooden and orange sapphire bracelet was created by my very talented friend Antonia Miletto.

Best Wishes,

Ana-Katarina

Confashion said...

Ana-Katarina
Thank you so much for your feedback and for your compassion when we visited your booth. It was really great getting to know you and I wish you the best of luck :)

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