Have you ever tried what it means to imagine that your symbol, just what you have chosen to represent yourself, becomes something not only tangible but wonderfully precious? And then that this pure imagination becomes reality?
The chameleon changes skin and becomes a jewel
Well we can and we can guarantee that it is an amazing experience! We witnessed the transformation of our chameleon into an iridescent ceramic jewel created exclusively for our blog Città Meridiane by Elena di SaviniJewels.
We had already anticipated that the collaboration between our blog and SaviniJewels (https://www.cittameridiane.it/en/handmade-jewels/), started at the end of last year with a brand partnership agreement, would have a followed by the creation of a line completely dedicated to the travel theme.
And punctual, for next summer, it’s arrived with the capsule collection of pendants and earrings in the shape of a chameleon.
The chameleons created by Elena for us are two pendants hanging to a thin silver chain and a pair of witty earrings: our symbol has become so wearable by women full of personality and willing to change their skin depending on the environments and situations. A bit like me!
From the idea to the splendid final result, the times were not short, because Elena’s work is very patient: first the design, that is the ideation, then the realization and the actual creation in the laboratory with the baking in the oven and enamelling until the desired result is achieved.
What convinced Elena and us, but also did not fail to excite Sveva Sagramola that during the transmission Geo & Geo last May 17 to which Elena has participated with his jewelry, she fell in love with a “our” chameleon!
It’s difficult not to get involved in these small sculptures, exuberant and vigorous. The head was made of black clay for raku which has a dark brown color and is grainy to the touch: “I chose it to give more three-dimensionality to the work – Elena explains – and then I used white and crystalline green glaze to give a veil of color on chin and forehead that I made luminous with the use of the luster, material that is used for the third fire, as well as the gold around the eyes”. And to hang it around neck she preferred to combine it with a rose gold-plated silver chain.
The chameleon with its curled tail, which seems to vibrate with every touch hanging on its rhodium-plated 925 silver chain, is instead in white and crystalline terracotta to give a watercolor effect, while the shine that gives shimmering effects is kind of burning like on the earrings that go to complete this small but interesting collection that, like all the jewelry created by Elena, gives a new face to an ancient material like clay.
Jewels are ideal for those who, like us, recognize themselves as traveling figures, fleeing from normality in search of ever new beauty. After all, even that of Elena is a journey around a material, terracotta, moldable, elastic and fragile that makes it precious to the point of turning it into true masterpieces-à-porter, which come alive when worn.
So bon voyage to us and to the precious chameleons that from now on will follow us in our tours and will also accompany those who choose them as jewels of his journey: we like to imagine them around the world clinging to necks and lobes with prehensile tails and eyes twirling to pick up everything around!