Jewellery with history

If you have enough of soulless jewellery duplicated in thousand copies around the world, and you can appreciate a uniqueness and historical value of items which we surround ourselves, I have someting special for you.

Or maybe you prefer just to impress your friends with jewellery that you can say something more than just how much it cost at where did you bought it, this page is just for you!

From the need of uniqueness I’ve created my author’s collection of jewellery, based on elements of furniture and other surprising findings.

One of my findings.

How’s it starts?

For me It’s a kind of return to the roots. Long before I’ve get the idea of Gratka, cold winter evenings I use to fill time producing handmade jewellery created using halfproducts purchased in hobby shop.

For many, many years I was looking for the key-element that defined finally my own and unique style, plus emphasized the passion for unusual things marked by history.

During last summer on countless markets and bazaars I gathered thousands of beautiful metal and wooden elements that most of you certainly would call old crap.

Old crap from my collection.

As most of you know Winter is coming, days become bleak and short. Lower temperatures and the lack of light usually do not conducive of work with furniture.

These are mostly pieces of furniture fittings and signboards, buttons, old coins and other trinkets, kept at home for some reason, or found in scrap iron collection points.

This time of year I’m getting a compulsion to creation and I definitely need an alternative but still creative activities.

And this is how I get an idea of Gratka’s jewellery.

First necklace in gratka’s collection.
A glimps of collection from Gratka’s shop.

For me It’s more than a decorative trinket. It’s a piece of history and something impossible to duplicate.

I guarantee the memorable character and inimitable of each piece, made with passion for creating unique things.

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No.2 Old wooden clip became a beautiful, unadorned necklace.
The base is made of a steel cable in shades of purple.

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No.69 The heart of the necklace is an old hook from military uniform surrounded by amazing slices of agate.

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No.8 Bracelets made from military buttons with the number of regiment.
The base is made of technical felt.

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No.67 Bracelet made with natural black strap decorated with revolver (piece of the old mechanical toy) and cartridge case.

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No.39 Bracelets made of thick technical felt and Singer badge.

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No.10 A necklace of lush-green faceted agate topped the old band for marking the poultry.

No.28 Aluminum ring matching to the necklace.

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No.4 Earrings made from links of an old metal bracelet, set on silver earwires.

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No.3 Two metal lions from an old street sign.
Brown leather strap, additional elements in the color of old gold and a brown tassel.

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No.23 Old metal ring and kitten (metal cast – piece of a clock).

No.50 This time, second life received a bracelet from wristwatch.

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No.16 Military buckle placed on technical felt.
Modern design and a piece of history in one!

No.64 The heart of the bracelets is made of old pocket watch flap and a military button.

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No.79 Stop valve (tap) from wine barrel

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No. 62 The old theater brooch, with richly decorated rosette and hammed orifice.

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No.70 Necklace can be made also from cartridge casing rim.

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