Here’s an amazing jewelry designer Ilya, who captures nature in his pendants and other pieces of jewelry. His Instagram page names him as the_zelen. What’s surprising is this 30-year-old Russian artist from Novosibirsk, Siberia didn’t realize his God’s gift till last year! It was only about then that he started creating jewelry. And they immediately caught the fancy of the public.
The artist uses different types of wood and epoxy to create his pendants that range from 3.5 centimeters upwards. It’s in them that he places his worlds. He carves out his handcrafted jewelry using only hand tools. And it’s not only jewelry that he creates but other utility items as well.
This artist has been bestowed with a vision to create interesting designs that are one-of-a-kind. According to him, he incorporates materials in his creations that are natural, organic and sustainable. And he gives a modern twist to them. The uniqueness of his useable art makes each piece a collectors’ item. His creations are in stark contrast to the present-day mass production of the use and throw away kind.
The keen aesthetic sense of this artist motivates him to design bold, contemporary and innovative pieces that are inspired by the materials themselves. His designs are clean and uncluttered and tell their own story. For him, there’s simply no need for adding or hiding any of its natural beauty.
This artist also creates utility items. One among these, according to him, is “an insanely cool toothbrush”. Made from anegri wood and jewelry resin, this is one toothbrush that anyone would love to use since it is mood enhancing. He quotes British scientists on this, thus, “Surrounding yourself with beautiful, pleasant things improves your mood by ten-and-a-half times!” In one of his pieces, he displays an erupting volcano, with pink lava and lilac smoke and all.
The artist works tirelessly to meet orders from his clients. Yes, you can order his dream jewelry whose designs are only limited by his imagination. It’s not surprising this amazing jewelry designer is getting popular on the internet with over 9,000 fan followers on Instagram alone.