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Irina Veselova

Irina Veselova Beadworker
Contact
Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+7 9119885897
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Craft as a blessing

  • • Irina is influenced by the Russian Orthodox tradition
  • • Her work is owned by Orthodox priests across Europe
  • • It takes her up to a month and a half to complete a piece

Irina Veselova always wanted to be an artisan. Yet it took her a few years to find the perfect medium. A graduate of the prestigious Abramtsevo Art Industrial College and Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, she tried her hand at painting, glasswork, stained glass and ceramics, even spending a few years at a ceramics manufacturer in Novosibirsk, but the experience left her frustrated. "It was sad to see a fine detailed ornament turning into a rather faceless thing during the rapid production process," she remembers. She started working with beads by chance, when searching for an Easter present. A modest experiment with a decorative beaded Easter egg quickly evolved into a concept influenced by the Russian Orthodox cultural tradition.

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Works

  • Darya Repnikova © Michelangelo Foundation
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Photo: Darya Repnikova © Michelangelo Foundation
Heavenly collection

Part of the Heavenly collection, this decorative beaded Easter egg was beautifully crafted by Irina using Czech beads and kapron thread on velvet and wood. The design was inspired by the Russian Orthodox Easter tradition.

Height 8.5 cm
Width 6 cm

Irina Veselova Beadworker
Photo: Darya Repnikova © Michelangelo Foundation
Byzantium collection

These golden beaded Easter eggs are part of the Byzantium collection, inspired by the rich Byzantine tradition, its colours and patterns. Both eggs were handcrafted using wood, glass, velvet, kapron thread and Czech beads.

Height 10.5 cm
Width 7.5 cm

Irina Veselova Beadworker
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Premium

This decorative beaded Easter egg was elegantly crafted by Irina using Czech beads, gemstones, kapron thread, velvet and wood. The design was inspired by the Russian Orthodox Easter tradition.

Height 14.5 cm
Width 11 cm

Irina Veselova Beadworker
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Pink collection

This decorative beaded Easter egg forms part of the Pink collection. It was elegantly crafted by Irina using Czech beads, gemstones, kapron thread, velvet and wood. The design was inspired by the Russian Orthodox Easter tradition.

Height 9 cm
Width 7 cm

Irina Veselova Beadworker

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