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Blue necklace with wood
portrait Viktoria Münzker Ferus

I'm a professional jewellery artist born in Slovakia and living in Austria. Since 2005 I'm taking part in international awards and exhibitions. 2012 I’ve won the first prize “Azur” Jewellery Art Contest International Baltic Jewellery Show ‘AMBER TRIP’, Vilnius Lithuania, 2013 First prize in Gioielli in Fermento Torre Fornello Award, Italy and 2016 First Prize in Arts and Craft International Design Award.

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Elysia crispata


“Elysia Crispata” brooch from the Worms: Into the unknown 2013 collection.

Made of driftwood, alpaca, microgranules, glass stone and lacquer. Dark green colour of wood and dark violet colour of alpaca.

The surface of the wood is stabilized and lacquered.

The size is 13 x 8 x 2,5 centimeters.


Elysia crispata brooch – this name comes from the lettuce sea slug, which is a large and colorful sea slug. This species is called the lettuce slug because it is often green in color, and it always has a very frilly edge. The lettuce slug is extremely variable in color: it can also be blue, or very pale with red lines or yellow lines. It lives in western atlantic, and the carribean. They can be found in more coastal and tropical areas with shallow and clear water.

These small fascinating animals always inspired me in my work. The abundance of colours of these marine species is as vivid as the underwater world they live in. Far below the horizon, in the darkness of the ocean, it lives unobserved by humans. Where the light goes out and ceases to exist, romp creatures of unknown nature. They lure us in mysterious ways, open up their habitat and run off with us into their world.

What are these objects? They are mild forms, imprints of shells, skeletons of marine organisms, parts of melted sand grains together, or the unknown nature which we cannot see. This jewellery shows how I see the real, or even the unreal. There are not real found shells, or coral skeletons, there are only three-dimensional pictures of it. What could be, seems more real than visible things. The game played by real and not real, takes place in jewellery and wearer’s body.


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