The first thing I thought was how does she do that? What does she use? I always want to know how it's done to try and do it for myself and enjoy it and later on do my own take on it and share it with my family but this artist's work is so unique that there is no easy answer to any of those questions. She uses a combination of wood and resin and you don't know where one material starts and another begins and she adds textures and paints the jewels in these incredible colors. I. LOVE. IT.
So number one I have to covet these other wordly jewels that are a complete mystery to me since I can't make them myself but number two I continued to read about her on Design Files and found out that Natalia was awarded the 2011 British Council ‘Realise Your Dream’ and Ian Potter Cultural Trust travel grants. Now who wouldn't want to add that to their list of accomplishments. "Both assisted her in undertaking a self initiated internship with renowned UK fashion/costume jeweller Scott Wilson in London!" That is not my dream but I would love the same opportunity for my own design endeavors wouldn't you? (I'm on it)