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Have you ever had one of those weekends when the first exhibition of the first students of the first contemporary jewellery school in Greece takes place and you have to be there on time and together with your other 18 classmates prepare, present, publicly relate and pose for pictures?

No? Have a look.

Outside Monastiraki Metro station in Athens – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

Outside Monastiraki Metro station in Athens – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

No time to stand and browse, have to hurry – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

No time to stand and browse, have to hurry – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

Ooh, look at the nice bags… What time is it? – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

Ooh, look at the nice bags… What time is it? – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

Quick look at the Acropolis. Still there, still Greek. Have to move on – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

Quick look at the Acropolis. Still there, still Greek. Have to move on – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

The Greeks have not painted everything black yet – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

The Greeks have not painted everything black yet – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

Almost there, fashionably late – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

Almost there, fashionably late – Photo: Eleni Roumpou

From one side of the room...

From one side of the room…

...to the other. Look at all the goodies! Video installation by Orestis Rovakis and Ioannis Paneris in the back room.

…to the other. Look at all the goodies! Video installation by Orestis Rovakis and Ioannis Paneris in the back room.

The layout of the exhibition was designed by Natasha and the installation (shelves, painting of the walls, etc.) was executed by the best set-up team, namely the Anamma Seminars students. The wonderfully colourful video was created by Orestis Rovakis (images) and Ioannis Paneris (sound). Amazing job people!

There were few visitors when I arrived for my shift on Sunday morning, so I decided to have some alone time with the wonderful pieces. More pictures will be uploaded soon but here’s one of each student for now. Please be reminded that most of the 19 students are beginners and they started creating jewellery only 6 months ago, when Natasha opened her school.

Anna Pervolaraki - "Prasino Alogo" (green horse, 2012). Brooch. Silver 925, silver thread, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Anna Pervolaraki – “Prasino Alogo” (green horse, 2012). Brooch. Silver 925, silver thread, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Chrysa Hatzikonstantidou - "Thravsmata IV" (Fragments IV, 2012). Necklace. Silver 925, resin, ceramic fragments, velvet thread. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Chrysa Hatzikonstantinidou – “Thravsmata IV” (Fragments IV, 2012). Necklace. Silver 925, resin, ceramic fragments, velvet thread. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Petri Kapetanopoulou - Untitled (2012). Necklace. Driftwood, iron hinge, leather, twine. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Petri Kapetanopoulou – Untitled (2012). Necklace. Driftwood, iron hinge, leather, twine. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Amerissa Apokremioti - Untitled (2012). Pendant. Bronze, resin, acrylic colour. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Amerissa Apokremioti – Untitled (2012). Pendant. Bronze, resin, acrylic colour. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Ioanna Alexiou - "Orange or Orange?" (2012). Pendant. Nickel silver, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Ioanna Alexiou – “Orange or Orange?” (2012). Pendant. Nickel silver, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Jenny Antonopoulou - Untitled (2012). Brooch. Oxidized nickel silver, cloth. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Jenny Antonopoulou – Untitled (2012). Brooch. Oxidized nickel silver, cloth. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Daphne Dionysopoulou - "Labyrinth" (2012). Pendant. Silver 925, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Daphne Dionysopoulou – “Labyrinth” (2012). Pendant. Silver 925, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maro Vasileiadou - "Mavri apo to kako tis" (black with anger, 2012). Brooches. Wire, sponge, nickel silver. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maro Vasileiadou – “Mavri apo to kako tis” (black with anger, 2012). Brooches. Wire, sponge, nickel silver. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Myrto Prokopiou - Untitled (2012). Ring. Silver 925, papier mâché, watercolour, acrylic paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou.

Myrto Prokopiou – Untitled (2012). Ring. Silver 925, papier mâché, watercolour, acrylic paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou.

Kyriaki Mastropetrou - Rings (2012). Silver 925, wood, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Kyriaki Mastropetrou – Rings (2012). Silver 925, wood, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Eleni Roumpou - "Elpida" (Hope, 2012). Necklace. Silver 925, fabric, cardboard, acrylic paint, glue. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Eleni Roumpou – “Elpida” (Hope, 2012). Necklace. Silver 925, fabric, cardboard, acrylic paint, glue. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Katerina Glyka - "Vespa" (Scooter, 2012). Necklace. Silver 925, paint, silk thread. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Katerina Glyka – “Vespa” (Scooter, 2012). Necklace. Silver 925, paint, silk thread. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Evi Borbadonaki - (2012). Brooches. Nickel silver, resin, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Evi Borbadonaki – (2012). Brooches. Nickel silver, resin, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Elli Glynou - Untitled (2012). Brooch. Nickel silver, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Elli Glynou – Untitled (2012). Brooch. Nickel silver, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Elissavet Kollia - Untitled (2012). Earrings. Silver 925, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Elissavet Kollia – Untitled (2012). Earrings. Silver 925, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Angelos Konstantakatos - Untitled (2012). Brooches. Bronze, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Angelos Konstantakatos – Untitled (2012). Brooches. Bronze, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Anastasia Agglopoulou - "Treasure" (2012). Necklace. Aluminium, bronze, thread, yarn. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Anastasia Agglopoulou – “Treasure” (2012). Necklace. Aluminium, bronze, thread, yarn. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Hara Kourtali - Untitled (2012). Bracelet. Silver 925, canvas, acrylic paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Hara Kourtali – Untitled (2012). Bracelet. Silver 925, canvas, acrylic paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Evaggelia Demetriou - "Diadromes Fotias" (Routes of fire, 2012). Necklace. Nickel silver, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Evaggelia Demetriou – “Diadromes Fotias” (Routes of fire, 2012). Necklace. Nickel silver, paint. Photo by Eleni Roumpou

We were so lucky that the theatrical group Omada 33 was rehearsing this morning and they volunteered to try on some of our pieces and smile at my camera. Thank you Faidra, thank you Maria, you look gorgeous!! And many thanks to their wonderful director, Europe Thomopoulou! What a name, by the way. Coincidence? I don’t think so… ;-)
People, go see them perform at Vryssaki (Mondays & Tuesdays 9-31st July). We watched their rehearsals and it’s going to be powerful! :D

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with necklace by Petri Kapetanopoulou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with necklace by Petri Kapetanopoulou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with ring and necklace by Myrto Prokopiou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with ring and necklace by Myrto Prokopiou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with ring by Myrto Prokopiou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with ring by Myrto Prokopiou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou.

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with ring by Kyriaki Agglopoulou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with ring by Kyriaki Agglopoulou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maria Derebe with necklace by Evaggelia Demetriou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maria Derebe with necklace by Evaggelia Demetriou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maria Derebe with necklace and ring by Evaggelia Demetriou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maria Derebe with necklace and ring by Evaggelia Demetriou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with necklace by Elli Glynou and ring by Chrysa Hatzikonstantinidou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with necklace by Elli Glynou and ring by Chrysa Hatzikonstantinidou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with necklace by Elli Glynou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with necklace by Elli Glynou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with ring by Chrysa Hatzikonstantinidou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Faidra Hadjikonstantis with ring by Chrysa Hatzikonstantinidou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maria Derebe with bracelet by Anna Pervolaraki and earrings by Eleni Roumpou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maria Derebe with bracelet by Anna Pervolaraki and earrings by Eleni Roumpou – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maria Derebe with ring by Anna Pervolaraki - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maria Derebe with ring by Anna Pervolaraki – Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Maria Derebe with ring by Anastasia Agglopoulou - Photo by Eleni Roumpou

Without our fantastic teacher, Natasha, none of this would have been possible. Thank you Natasha, thank you everybody!

What an amazing experience this has been!

Jenny, Chrysa, Elli, Natasha, Myrto, Eleni, Kyriaki, Petri, Anastasia, Elissavet, Evi (from left to right, back) Aggelos, Maro, Amerissa and Anna (front)

Jenny, Chrysa, Elli, Natasha, Myrto, Eleni, Kyriaki, Petri, Anastasia, Elissavet, Evi (standing, from left to right) Aggelos, Maro, Amerissa and Anna (front)

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more updates :-)

Update 14.06.2012:

Who says men don’t look good in contemporary jewellery???

Necklace by Anastasia Agglopoulou. Photo by Orestis Rovakis.

Necklace by Anastasia Agglopoulou. Photo by Orestis Rovakis.

Brooch by Anastasia Agglopoulou. Photo by Orestis Rovakis.

Brooch by Anastasia Agglopoulou. Photo by Orestis Rovakis.

Brooch by Petri Kapetanopoulou. Photo by Orestis Rovakis.

Brooch by Petri Kapetanopoulou. Photo by Orestis Rovakis.

Necklace by Myrto Prokopiou. Photo by Orestis Rovakis.

Necklace by Myrto Prokopiou. Photo by Orestis Rovakis.