In 2001, Antonela, a dynamic and visionary artist, emerged from the National University of Arts Bucharest, with a degree in Scenography. Her artistic journey took a bold turn in 2012 when she founded Karakter Studio in Bucharest. Here, Antonela embarked on a thrilling venture of handcrafting unique jewelry pieces, each a testament to her innovative spirit.
Antonela's path is far from conventional. Eschewing traditional jewelry schools and courses, she carved her own route, guided by intuition and a deep-seated passion for creative recycling. At Karakter Studio, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Materials that others might overlook - driftwood, stones, bark - are transformed under Antonela's skilled hands into objects of remarkable value and beauty. Her creative palette has expanded over the years, now including an array of diverse materials like resins, leather, epoxy paste, and gold foil, all finding their place in her stunning creations.
For Antonela, jewelry is more than adornment; it's a medium for storytelling and personal expression. She crafts each piece with the belief that its symbolic value far outweighs its material worth. Her work at Karakter Studio isn't just about creating jewelry; it's about igniting conversations and evoking emotions.
Antonela and Karakter Studio have graced various prestigious exhibitions, including Autor, Materia, Noel, and ArtFashion Fair, each time showcasing her unique ability to turn everyday items into exquisite pieces of art that resonate with the soul.