TOOLS OF THE TRADE: STUDIO OMA

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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STUDIO OMA

I love that one of the pros of social media is that friendships can be forged from miles away.  I met Sofija of Studio Oma this very way and was immediately enamored by her beautifully hand beaded jewelry, desert palate, and the intentions she weaves into each piece. I immediately got myself a pair of her Snow Moon Earrings in all white...simple and intricate but woven with a blessing and intention  to honor the snow and all it has to offer us- inner stillness, quiet and deep reflection to name a few. Below, Sofija talks about her tools and inspirations.

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What is your craft?
I make handwoven, beaded jewelry and objects.
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What are your 5 most used tools of your trade?
Size 12/10 needle
Braided beading thread 
Nylon thread 
Swan scissors 
Pliers 
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Do you have a tool that’s unique, an heirloom or holds special significance for you?
I have a flat woven basket that I bead on. I found it in a thrift store when I first started beading and every single piece I have made since then has been created on this basket. It’s allowed me to transport my projects from my desk, to my tea table, to the riverside and beyond. I will always have a special place in my heart for this object & the freedom it provides in my craft. 
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If you could talk tools with another artist, maker or crafts person, alive or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
It would be a dream of mine to sit down and talk with Georgia O’keffe. Her work is so inspiring to me & her approach and artistic process is so closely aligned with mine. She lived and created so fearlessly, and that way of being in the world is something that I am always striving towards. 
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You can shop Studio Oma online at  www.etsy.com/shop/studiooma
And follow her on instagram @studio_oma 
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Photo by Studio Oma
 

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