Lidia Puica , un jour de « red envies« , comme on grapillerait une poignée de fruits rouges, de « red berries » …..
« Lidia Puica: ‘I like to have no limits in what I do’«
In 2009 Lidia Puica graduated from the Univestity of Decorative Arts and Design in Iasi (Romania) with specialization in Environmental Design, then she completed a Master at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), exploring the contemporary jewelry. After graduation in 2011, she was devoted to jewelry made of unconventional meterials, especially those crocheted. Lidia creates statement pieces with organic inspiration using free technique in crochet exploring shapes and volumes. In this way, the jewelry gets the value of an art object, being associated with some crocheted sculptures.
Lidia Puica - Necklace – crochet & beads
« I’ve discovered textiles in my childhood and I’ve been fascinated by the combination of colors and shapes ever since. Through textiles, I’ve found that I can express my ideas and feelings. They allow me to create different shapes and textures, while offering the opportunity to discover and experiment with colors. I use crochet as my main technique and I play with it in absolute freedom without boundaries. The inspiration comes from nature.When I say nature, I mean the shapes, colors, textures, rhythms, events, etc.
The natural world is an inexhaustible and unlimited inspiration, I think that’s the main reason I chose it. I also try to use natural materials as much as possible. I love wood, cotton, wool, stones and shells. Natural materials definitely give special value to jewelry. »
Lidia Puica - Necklace (detail) crochet & beads embroidery – 2014
Lidia Puica. Crochet and beads embroidery.
« Les bijoux que vous créez sont des pièces magnifiques et parfois imposantes qui transforment en un clin d’oeil une robe neutre en tenue somptueuse. …. Est-ce que le volume est un élément clé pour vous ?
Oui, le volume est clé dans mes créations. Leur volume donne à mes pièces l’aspect de sculptures à porter. Leur taille n’est pas trop imposante, j’essaye de les rendre facile à porter. Le but n’est pas de choquer mais d’impressionner les gens dans la rue tout en étant confortable. » (interview sur tricotine.com)
Lidia Puica – Coral Breath Necklace, 2015 - Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric) polyester thread, silk, wadding, coral, glass beads – (buy it at SAATCHI)
« Coral Breath » Contemporary Jewelry Necklace, a Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric) by Lidia Puica (detail)
Red Coral Crochet Necklace by LidaAccessories/Lidia Puica
Lidia Puica. Crochet and beads embroidery necklace (detail)
Necklace by Lidia Puica at AUTOR11 (2014)
Lidia Puica - earrings -
« I find it a wonderful thing to use traditional techniques or ‘grandmother hobbies’ to materialize new ideas. It seems the trend for handmade products is global, and Romania is no exception. In Cluj, I have made many friends who are passionate about crafting and managed to make beautiful collaborations with some of them. I have noticed that in Transylvania, the focus is on traditional techniques and materials, and that people are quite open to crafting. »
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