I wake up, make some coffee and then take a moment of quite for myself. It’s Friday and it’s my day off and I can’t be happier. It’s my one and only chance during the week to work for the blog and Naya and her brand Sanktoleono, have been for quite a long on top of my to-do list!
I take the train and head to the city centre, full of excitement to meet this gal and pop into her studio. I find her working on her jewellery collection, the whole place is filled with light, my eye seems starving, the inspiration is everywhere! Her computer plays a mix of Fat White Family and on her workbench she creates magic.
I immediately fall for every piece οn display, from the minimal Timo rings to the more stately pendants. Naya has her very own exquisite style and Sanktoleono designs reflect her personality and both her inner and outer “world”.
“ The pairing of old and new forms is the basis of Sanktoleono’s creative process. Influenced by a background in Theological studies, ancient tribal religious symbols and motifs made from raw natural materials are processed using contemporary technology or combined with rare vintage findings to produce one-of-a-kind pieces. Aztec-like geometric motifs, primitive unprocessed mineral stones, raw brass and living, breathing materials like feathers and corals make the stage of a mysterious ceremonial universe, both ancient and at the same time strangely futuristic.”
“in this photo: Tamara Bangle Bracelet“
“in this photo: Linda Pendant in Turqouise Howlite“
“in this photo: “Simon Magus Rings“
“in this photo: Evil Eye Necklace“
Sanktoleono Jewellery: 15th Nikiou street, 6th floor, Athens, Greece office tel : 0030 213 040 9727
(by appointment only)
(photos by Gertrude Gary Milk, post created especially for teapot.gr)