The jewellery collection analyses the relation between carbonate-class minerals calcite, aragonite, dolomite and hen eggshells. The chemical composition of these minerals almost perfectly matches that of eggshells found in most household environments. The eggshell is composed almost entirely of calcium and magnesium carbonates, and the chemical composition of the selected carbonate-class minerals is dominated by this particular inorganic salt. Jewellery is made with these new eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing stones that promote zero-waste policy and thus become a substitute for precious stones in jewellery and design.
Ieva Laskevičiūtė is interested in contemporary artistic jewellery. She graduated with BA in Metal Art and Jewelry at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Textile Art. She always loved to draw and paint, create, express herself through colors, shapes and materials, and contemporary jewellery appeared as an oasis embracing all kinds of creative expression. Selected colors, materials and applied knowledge of the traditional jewellery craft crystallize into objects for the body, wearable and artistic jewellery that explore globally relevant themes through unconventional and experimental materials, promoting zero-waste approach. In her work, household waste is turned into new alternative materials that awaken the viewer’s subconsciousness.