Location: Vancouver, BC
Member Since 2001
Aleksandra Kalinic was born in Belgrade, Serbia and holds a degree from Belgrade Arts University, Faculty of Applied Arts. Aleksandra’s artistic career continued when she immigrated to Canada and settled in Vancouver in 2001. Curiosity and creativity led her to express ideas using different media, of which the main ones are oil painting and handcrafting unique jewelry. Aleksandra has exhibited her work in many juried international and national exhibitions in Canada, Serbia, Japan, Australia, Czech Republic, Argentina. She has won various awards for her artistic accomplishments, both in Canada and abroad. She is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA).
Inspired by archeological artifacts, I strive to create unique jewellery that looks ancient yet modern, raw yet sophisticated, bold and delicate. In my design the ancient and modern worlds meet. All my pieces are individually handcrafted by me through all stages of the jewelry making process. My jewellery is hand fabricated from sterling silver using traditional techniques, of which my favourite one is fusing. Fusing feels like sculpting with the flame and it allows me to achieve the desired medieval look of my pieces, as if they had been discovered at some archeological site. I use 18k gold for details which symbolize the heart and essence of the piece. Most of my pieces are oxidized-darkened to create ancient and rustic look.