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©Angelos Konstantakatos
©Angelos Konstantakatos
©Angelos Konstantakatos
©Angelos Konstantakatos
©Angelos Konstantakatos

Angelos Konstantakatos

  • Jeweller
  • Dionysos, Greece
  • Master Artisan
Angelos Konstantakatos Jeweller
Contact
Greek, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+30 6994255268
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Transforming life into jewellery

  • • Angelos has been collecting tools since the age of 12
  • • He now transforms organic materials into art jewellery
  • • His most spectacular pieces are made out of mushrooms

Construction tools have always been Angelos Konstantakatos’s passion. At 12 years old, he spent his first allowance on an electric drill, the first item in his collection of 6,000 tools, which has been growing ever since. A few years later, he started making tools like knives from scratch, just before taking up contemporary art jewellery classes to learn new techniques. Eventually, jewellery making won him over. Angelos now creates singular and offbeat jewellery pieces by combining innovative techniques he has invented with traditional ones. Since 2014, he’s been using organic materials like mushrooms, seaweed and fruit, which he washes, dries, desiccates, neutralises, stabilises and hardens, so as to transform them into marvellous jewels.

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Works

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Inspiration

This ring materialises what inspiration means to Angelos Konstantakatos. He wanted to capture the initial creative explosion in his mind and the thousands of thoughts that follow. Some cords are pure so that they can move and some are stiff to keep the shape. The ring required a significant amount of experimentation with resin and flax, trying to maintain the same original flax colour for both, the treated cords and the pure ones.

Length 16 cm
Width 16 cm
Height 14 cm

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Olindi

Olindi is a brooch trying to show how someone or something different is usually ignored until a condition or a perspective changes. The red fruit is noticed because it is red. The fact that it is round, bigger and without thorns is less evident. Technically, the difficulty of this piece is that although all the metal parts are made of silver, every fruit swings as if hanging from a steel wire.

Length 16 cm
Width 16 cm
Height 14 cm

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Photo: ©Angelos Konstantakatos
Blossom

Blossom is a brooch made from a mushroom that to Angelos Konstantakatos looks like a flower. The three elements of the structure are made using three different techniques to work the resin. Yet, the whole looks like one. The beauty, as well as the difficulty of almost all the elements is that they are made in one single phase, and they cannot be modified or corrected if something goes wrong.

Length 10.5 cm
Width 9.7 cm
Height 2.3 cm

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Differences

Differences is made from a mushroom. Conceptually it depicts the two faces of a man, two worlds, before and after, architecture and jewellery. Two that join into one, but remain different. It was the debut of an international exhibition of his own original technique of hardening an organic material, without changing its appearance and texture.

Length 9.2 cm
Width 6.4 cm
Height 6 cm

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Protected expansion

There are many aspects of this brooch that impress Angelos Konstantakatos, not least the 94 mm long dehydrated mushroom used as the central mounting piece. Only black was used, although you can also see white, grey and gold. It took one week to make the facade and four weeks to treat it from the back. When you see it in real life, you are sure the material is stone.

Length 9.4 cm
Width 8.6 cm
Height 2.5 cm

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