Proprietress Anka got her crafty roots growing up in Russia, where sewing and making things were part of the school curriculum. When she moved to Ireland 12 years ago and couldn’t find work as a journalist she started making and selling her jewelry.
Since launching Fabula, Anka has rediscovered a love for mixed media pieces and vintage and revamped components.
Anka has generously offered to up a brooch or a necklace to one lucky Crafting a Green World reader! Want to learn more about Fabula and how to enter? Read on!
She says that eco-friendly materials inspire her because of:
The unexpected. I don’t start with a sketch of jewellery. The nature of the materials I use requires a more intuitive approach, so I start looking at bits of vintage textile or lace, bits or upholstery cord or fabric, throw in some chain and beads, and then come up with ideas how to recycled and repurpose them, turn them into something beautiful and make them desirable again. I never know where the materials will take me. As I source my fabrics mostly in thrift shops, flea markets and online, it is an adventure in itself. So working on a collection is always full of surprises.
The word Fabula comes from Latin and means a story or tale, and Anka says that her pieces are meant to represent a “different shopping experience, where you give yourself time to listen to a story behind the jewellery that you like, learn how it was made and by whom.”
I just love the way that she combines notions and vintage finds to create such dramatic pieces! You can learn more about Fabula and Anka on her website or check out all of her revamped accessories in the Fabula Etsy shop!
There are several ways to enter:
- Comment on this post with your favorite item from the Fabula shop.
- Become a fan of Fabula on Facebook, and leave a comment on this post letting us know.
- Become a fan of Crafting a Green World on Facebook or on Twitter and let us know here.
You can do one or two of these things or all of them! Each one gets your “name in the hat” for an additional entry. Just remember to let us know in the comments, so we can be sure to count all of your entries! We’ll announce a winner on June 9th.