On our way… to the Seattle Gift Show

In Porpe Artifacts we are happy and proud to be part of the artistic vibe and community of Seattle.  Our path of interacting with people through our jewelry led us to the Artisan Alley of the  Seattle Gift Show.

“We take pride of what we do! From design … to art you can wear” says Vicky the founder of Porpe Artifacts. “We love being part of a sustainable way of making and consuming. When you buy a well designed and thoughtful handmade jewel and you know the inspiration behind, the person who did it and how they did it, it so beautiful.”

We would love to show you our work!

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Porpe Artifacts  – Artisan Alley /  3851

Location:  Washington State Convention Center
Hours
SAT,  January 20 | 9 am – 5 pm
SUN, January 21 | 9 am – 5 pm
MON, January 22 | 9 am – 5 pm
TUES, January 23 | 9 am – 3 pm

 

Dazzling Holidays…

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, is our favorite season! A celebration of love & rebirth, a time where we promise ourselves what we will change for next year.  An opportunity to wear our best outfit, our one of a kind jewel and our smile and look beautiful inside and out!   What is the best outfit and one of a kind jewel ? Well, it is the one that makes you feel comfortable, unique, beautiful….

Porpe’s only advise is to always select your personal things with care, buy less of better quality and make sure that what you buy fit your unique style!

If you are looking for jewelry, you will be able to find Porpe’s collection in

cropped-21875738_674161592795153_2107455723_oKirkland Arts Center,

620 Market Street, Kirkland, WA 98033

December 6

 

 

Art East Gallery  the vault

-> THE VAULT, you can find some of our designs, priced at $50, $100, $150!!

-> More of our designs are also in the permanent collections of the Gallery!!!

 

 

 

 

cropped-21875738_674161592795153_2107455723_oOnLine on our etsy shop

We are always adding new designs but if you have something in mind or you like one of our jewels that is out of stock contacts us, we may be able to get it in time for you!

 

If you live in the area of Seattle, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah we would be happy to meet you in person, so you can see and try on any of our jewels that are available on-line! Just contact us!

Browse all our collections here! 

 

Travelling to Greece?… check the jewelry exhibitions!

Jewels are a very important element of the Greek culture from the ancient years to nowadays. If you find your way to this beautiful Mediterranean country, save some time to explore the history of Ancient Greek jewelry and the interesting art jewelry exhibitions in Athens and in the island of Mykonos.

Art Jewelry Exhibitions 2017

  • Athens Jewelry Week 2017 May 18- May 21

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2016 is open to Greek jewelry designers/makers, individual artists or art groups, schools and galleries that consider jewelry as an art form and that through their action are trying to push the boundaries, expand and enrich the field of Contemporary Jewelry. All events scheduled (actions, performances, seminars, lectures) will open to the public between 29/6 and 3/7. Depending on their content/purpose, they may last from one day up to one month.

Click here for more info

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  • “The glamorous exhibition “Vanity” in Mykonos celebrates over 5000 years in jewelry”

A new exhibition in Mykonos will examine the illustrious Greek jewelry tradition, relating the ancient craft to its evolution into modern-day design.

Vanity, Stories of Jewellery in the Cyclades, presented by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades at the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, brings together 230 pieces of jewelry dating from the Neolithic era to the 1970s, all originating from the Cycladic islands.

Read more about the exhibition in lonely planet and in National Jewelry.

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Art Jewelry Museums to visit

  • Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, click here
  • National Archaeological Museum, click here

 

A Jewel.. made in Greece,  a short video click here 

 

 

 

Photo Shooting January 2017

 

2017 is here! Looking back I see all the changes that 2016 brought to my friends and family. Sometimes, changes were perceived and characterized good and others  bad. Whatever of what has happened, we choose to see the glass half full and do our best  for 2017!

Every year, we  will design jewelry inspired from the new year to come! So I though, what is the best way for Porpe to start 2017?  Photo Shooting the number “7 collection”! A tribute to 2017…

Our 1st photo shooting took place in Bellevue Square and we lived one last time the “glamour” of Christmas!

Find our collections here

Contact us for more details: porpe-artifacts@outlook.com

 

Behind the scenes…

It is always fun when a jewel is ready and needs to be photographed. My models have always been very good friends of mine,  beautiful women  with simple style, great elegance and a great smile. This is, actually,  how they face life with style, elegance and a great smile!

Through the photos we try to show that a jewel is an important addition to our outfit and style. It can transform your whole appearance!   You don’t need a lot of jewelry, you need a few jewelry with a great design that will much your unique style.

During our sessions our goal is not only to have great photos but also to have fun. laugh, and  create a nice atmosphere. We hope that this energy is captured and is shown in our pictures, too.

Our three last photo meetings took place in a lovely coffee place in Redmond called 5 Stones Coffee Company (http://5stonescoffeeco.com/), a small coffee place that travels us to the central Europe!

I won’t say anything else the following photos speak for themselves!

 

 

Spiral comes from the Ancient Greek word “σπειρα”

 

“The spiral is one of the oldest symbols encountered in many civilizations across the globe.  Especially for ancient Greeks, in whose language the very word came into being («σπειρα»), the vertical winding representation was above all a symbol of the life force.

As such it can be found everywhere in Nature, from ancient shellfish, to galaxies formation.. It is believed that the spiral pattern, subconsciously helps our mind to accept the twists and turns and in essence the very evolution of Life itself. “

Panos Avramidis

 

 

Useful tips on how to find your ring size

measurement-tips

Print this PDF file in order to use the suggested ring measurement methods.

The secret test (for best results, make sure you confirm your size using both methods below!)

  • Use our printable sizer to measure your finger
  • Get a ring that you or your loved one currently wears. Make sure he/she wears this ring on the finger you are shopping for. To measure, print the printable sizer, and place the ring on top of each circle until you find a perfect match. Double check for accuracy.

You can also watch the following video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyGcCe83ul0