Here she is and her name is Polina. Former ballet dancer she now is one of the very few people in the world who possesses a very rare knowledge. She is a true Master in creating garments that are entirely hand beaded with seed beads, gem, glass, pearls and sequins .
It takes certain talent to lay out the design of the fabric and than create this fabric with your own hands relying on your memory only. Keep in mind that we are not talking about fabric print. We are talking about making fabric out of tiny little beads and doing so by hand and needle only.
Every time I see Polina's work, it takes my breath away because I know how many hours of very precise work it takes to create one single design. I am also so very proud that Polina's designs are always the most beautiful center pieces of national exhibits in Russia.
From costumes for belly-dancers to extraordinary designs recognised by the professionals in this field as the most unique in craftsmanship and artistic value, Polina is now working on creating very special Collection of accessories which she hopes to bring to the US.
Since my immigration to the US in 1999 I had a chance to see my sister only once, in 2004. Since then, we have made numerous attempts to file for her visa but every time we filed Polina was denied entry to the US. She lives in the country named Belarus ( one of the former Soviet Republics) and the only country in Europe under the dictatorship since early 90-s.
There is no choice of materials, no market for this kind of work and there is no future for her back in Belarus. My desperate attempts to bring her here will never stop. I have a dream of creating a very special Collection of hats with my sister Polina. It will be called Faberge Collection. It is all on paper waiting for us to reunite here, in the US.
I hope that one day we will be working together in my Atelier.
Polina has no formal education in beading techniques. She just knows how to do it.
I often tell her that God must be talking to her while she creates her beautiful belts, costumes and bags.
Polina, I know you will be reading this and I want you to tell you: do not loose hope. Never loose hope! I think you are one of the most beautiful, talented, creative people I have a privilege to have in my life and I love you so very much!
And I am also sort of hoping to get my hands on this belt you have made recently. :-)))
The name of this design is "French Rose" and it is absolutely spectacular!
The time goes by so fast, I just realized how long it has been since my last Give Away! Well, this time, the lucky winner will receive this brand new, velvet and leather Prada bag!
It is absolutely new and so very chic! I love the fact that you can wear it with absolutely everything! All you have to do is to leave a comment under this post and press the button "like" this post on Bloglovin. The button is located at the bottom of this post. :-) The lucky winner will be announced next Tuesday!:-)
I am wishing everybody wonderful week ahead!:-)