Rosana Raljević Ceglar (also known as Niiro), a jewelry designer born in Pula /Croatia, but currently located in Slovenia, started experimenting with knitting wires in order to create jewelry pieces; the nature around, the organic structures and the micro-cosmos within each piece of nature she could find, greatly inspired her. This is how her first collection named ‘Entangled’ started coming together. Her work soon evolved into using more and more irregular shapes, the applied techniques improved and gave her the possibility to develop something never seen in jewelry design.
Ceglar’s Entangled was inspired by extraordinary forms and textures: the prickliness of a sea urchin, the gentle delicateness of a fall leaf, heat coming from a volcano crater, the rugged surface of sea rocks. Everything in the collection is carefully handmade, since as you imagined, it’d be quite an impossible task to create such intricate jewelry pieces using any kind of machinery. The irregularly patterned knitting, sparkling, colourfulness, and genuineness and uniqueness of the material used add to the impressive shape of each piece. The design and also the structure are inspired by natural textures and forms, which give the jewellery a note of a tidy chaos.
Take for example the green, leaf-inspired necklace. The brown leather strap completes the flora theme perfectly. Her collection truly reflects her inner confidence that even though we live in a chaotic world, nature’s perfection is the solution and no matter how simple the things you work with are, in every piece of nature there is an enormous potential.