Silver, silver plated alpaca, photograph, acrylic colors.
Soldered, riveted, collage.
Sterling silver, semi-precious stone fragments, artificial resin, smoking filters, pigment.
Silversmithing techniques, personal techniques.
Pvc, Silver. Mixed techniques.
MY USED TEDDY
Silver, bronze, white metal, leather, “Liberty” fabric, velvet, threads, tin
candy box, wool, paper, ribbon.
Traditional metalsmithing techniques, embroidery, crocheting
Plexiglass, formica, stainless steel. Hand cut.
THE FIRST ENGAGEMENT RING
Sterling silver 925 °. Filigree, casting.
The feeling everyone has but nobody admits to, becomes the main motivation to create: 6 Greek designers-members of the “Ragtag Collective”, use Contemporary Jewellery as a means to express, change, fight, overcome their own misery, and maybe yours, as well!
THE STORY BEHIND RAGTAG:
The “Ragtag Collective” was formed in 2012 with a view to using contemporary jewelry as a vehicle for expressing and communicating its ideas and concerns. The collective’s identity is a blend of the various backgrounds of its individual members, while their choice of contemporary jewelry is based both in the medium’s communicative potential and its capacity to act as a means of social engagement.
Members: George Giannoutsos, Ismini Pachi, Vasia Pachi, Chrisoula Papahatzi, Kalliope Theodoropoulou, Yannis Tsalapatis