Thumbing through Elena Kalashnikov’s Flickr photos you’ll see how she’s taken popular techniques and given them her own spin.
She’s interpreted others’ designs with such exuberance and skill that it’s only a matter of time until she discovers something all her own.
These earrings have the luster of a silk kimono with gold and blue mokume gane pieces applied on top. Elena is Russian and lives in Israel. She started out making lace so it’s not surprising that her works have resonances of fabric and embroidery.
Your story is written in your collection of works. You might as well own it, capitalize on it and celebrate it.