It is that black – video

It is that black – video

My latest jewellery collection “Post-punk: The years of Innocence”, is inspired by the post-punk culture.


The video  showcases the process of silver oxidation.
The oxidation is done by a solution, known as ‘patina’, that speeds up the natural oxidisation process of silver.

The soundtrack song is Sabina by Einstürzende Neubauten.

The song is talking about three colours, red, gold and black. At the end of the song, it refers to black, and once all the rest colours have been rejected, the song states “I wish this would be your colour”.

At this point I make the connection with the jewellery. I wish the black would be the colour of the metal, instead of silver, and I display the process of oxidation in fast forward.

The song’s lyrics:

It’s not the red of the dying sun
The morning sheets surprising stain
It’s not the red of which we bleed

The red of cabernet sauvignon
A world of ruby all in vain

It’s not that red

It’s not as golden as Zeus famous shower
It doesn’t come, not at all, from above
It’s in the open but it doesn’t get stolen
It’s not that gold
It’s not as golden as memory
Or the age of the same name

It’s not that gold

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish

It is as black as malevitch’s square
The cold furnace in which we stare
A high pitch on a future scale
It is a starless winternight’s tale
It suits you well

It is that black

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish

About

About

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Eni Jewellery was founded by Eleni Koumara, who is both the designer and the maker of all her creations.

Design and manufacture have conducted her on a path of continuous research that starts by a shape or a life experience and ends up in a creation of some sort, often never quite anticipated. The process of giving life to an idea, milling it with fire and hammer, leaves her always pleasantly surprised.

Eleni started her Jewellery training in Greece over 10 years ago and improved her skills at Central Saint Martin, London. She have collaborated with the Etsy London Local team and she have showcased her creations in several fairs, exhibitions and markets in Greece, Berlin and the UK.

Eni Jewellery has be featured in the December’s, January’s and February’s 2017 edition of British VOGUE, in their premium jewellery advertorial page ‘Christmas Carats’.

Special thanks to The Dreamer for the beautiful photos in the slideshow, and  Haris Kolovos for the majority of the product photos you can see on the e-shop.,

The logo is made by the graphic designer and typography specialist Hello Panos.

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Holes and shades sketchbook

Holes and shades sketchbook

The project

The holes and shades collection is a project developed during my experience at the London’s Saint Martins University.

The inspiration came from natural sharp elements such as leaves, but also from geometrical motives like square tiles and stones used for wall or floor decoration.

The organic scheme of the holes reflects the natural elements, while they are defining a motive.

Urbs sketchbook

Urbs sketchbook

The project

A visit to the London Saatchi Gallery in February 2015 marked the beginning of this project, inspired by the installation of one of Britain’s most celebrated sculptors, Richard Wilson.

The exhibition triggered, almost instantly, the desire of wanting to express myself through the creation of a jewellery collection.

Light sculpture, reflection and the disorienting and illusionary space constituted the main concepts of Richard Wilson’s installation. From all these elements I took inspiration to create a minimal collection, defined by clear and simple lines, reflection and light play.

All these elements, combined with the urban landscape and the impact of a metropolis on my ordinary lifestyle, conflated into the creation of the urbs collection, with more items, including earrings and necklaces, to come.