HANDMADE JEWELRY

CHAPTER 1

CREATOR, DESTROYER, SUSTAINER OF BODILY MAGIC. Ostra Berdo is less of a designer name and more of a magic brace. Inspired by the juxtaposition of minimalism, nature and geometry, this ever-involving line launched in 2012 reconstructs the discipline of the self in an organic and antithetic manner. Each object is meticulously worked by hand somewhere in Northern Transylvania. But since magic happens everywhere, you might as well have reached the right place.

CONFUSE THE HYPOTENUSE NECKLACE Flaws in Pythagoras theorem may pinpoint to holes in logic, but this one will certainly hang better on you than in a guillotine museum. Turquoise green oxidized pendant necklace with holes and rings. 11X6cm in length Turquoise oxidized copper plate 80cm chain + 8cm adjustable

SCENTED WOOD IN AN ARROW PENDANT Pointy things mean a lot of things. An aborigines tribe looking for dinner perhaps? Whatever the case, steal this pendant and run! Turquoise oxidized copper triangle tied with a turquoise green cord to a scented cocobolo wood piece. Brass tribal details to hold the wood piece. Adjustable chain lengh. 12X7cm in length. Turquoise oxidized copper triangle Brass pipe Turquoise textile cord Cocobolo 80cm chain + 8cm adjustable

THE GIFT OF PROPER WORDING TRIANGLE What a big pointy triangle pendant can do, by all means, and other objects can't, is help scribble silly words in the sand, get all messed up, but still look good on you. Distressed copper triangle pendant necklace with chain. Adjustable lobster claw closure. Color: azure/gold/brown Turquoise oxidized copper triangle hooked to a brass pipe 11X6cm in length Brass pipe 80cm chain + 8cm adjustable

THE CRYPTIC LOST AND FOUND UPSIDE DOWN TRIANGLE PENDANT Found in a chest at the bottom of the sea, this gem is mythologized to have some sort of special power, or opens up some gate somewhere, we can't properly remember for sure. Ocean blue cooper triangle pendant on chain. 8X8cm in length Turquoise oxidized copper triangle Brass pipe 80cm chain+ 8cm adjustable

SQUARING THIS TRIANGULATION BRACELET Not making much but an aesthetic difference, it's still such a blessing human arms aren't triangular. That would've been a challenge! But with more to choose from, still wear these together, and mostly with pride. Square shape distressed copper bangle bracelet. turquoise + gold detail wide bangle 15X15cm sides 5cm wide thin bangle 1cm wide 15X15cm sides

THE TEXT ISLE PENDANT This guys' piece is just like a return to Monkey Island, just without all those nasty monkeys. Won't make you look like one, either. Copper triangle pendant on turquoise green textile cord with brass pipe detail. Color: turquoise + gold accents 3X3cm (xs) Brass pipes 50cm turquoise cord + 8cm adjustable

LAWS OF GEOMETRY NECKLACE While triangles were considered necessary for understanding of the human essence in ancient Egypt, this beautiful 8-piece makes a good adornment for the human carcass in the present. Brass pipes linked by a turquoise green cord with a round, eye-like disc in the center. 15X19cm in length Brass pipes Textile turquoise cord Chain 40cm +8cm adjustable

THE MATHEMATICAL INSTIGATION NECKLACE Say, quickly, how many triangles do you see? Mkay, how about polygons, corners and vertices? Brass pipes linked together forming a big triangle. 14X12cm in lenght Brass pipes Brass chain Chain 40cm+8cm adjustable

A CUT-THROUGH TALE OF MERE EXISTENCE In this age of goodbye privacy, it all comes down to whether you're bionic enough or not. Brass statement necklace. 15X13cm in length Brass pipes Chain 40cm +8cm adjustable

THE ORIGAMI ARROW NECKLACE Like a folding and unfolding puzzle, these three triangles will elegantly turn into an arrow on your chest, complimenting any minimalistic top you might have randomly drawn out of the closet. Brass pipes linked by a turquoise green cord with a round, eye-like disc in the center. 14X13cm Turquoise textile cord Chain 40cm +8cm adjustable

THE QUINTESSENCE OF MINIMALISM It's basically just a small triangle, and it's just standing here feeling lonely. Brass pipe triangle pendant on turquoise green textile cord/chain. Color: ocean blue, gold 7X6cm Brass pipes 90cm turquoise cord + 8cm adjustable

THE PERPLEXED GENIE PENDANT Golden fish are so last Tuesday. What you need these days, ASAP as a matter of fact, is a floating wooden genie with flappy oxidized copper ears and little blue hands covering his eyes in awe while smiling silly. Also grants three wishes. Metal linked disc statement necklace. Adjustable lobster claw closure. Color: brown/azure blue 11X7cm Brown oxidized copper triangle Turquoise textile cord Cocobolo 80cm chain + 8cm adjustable

THE IMAGINARY CREATURE PENDANT This is a copper barking dog. Seriously, woof. Cord sewn copper triangles statement necklace. Adjustable lobster claw closure. Baja blue, brown/gold 10X6cm in length Brown oxidized copper plate 88cm turquoise cord

THE MONODIMENSIONAL SWING PENDANT Holy sweetness! It's a childhood dream, knotted close to the heart. Cord linked metal rectangles pendant. Adjustable lobster claw closure. Color: blue jay, gold/dark brown 10X7cm in length Brown oxidized copper plate 88cm turquoise cord

THE BIG SECTIONED ICOSAHEDRON BRACELET A icosahedron is a regular polyhedron with 20 identical equilateral triangular faces, 30 edges and 12 vertices. It is one of the five Platonic solids. A section... wait, we don't really need to explain what a section is. Yet part of the magic in jewelry is that it can always make math way simpler than it really is. Brass pipes linked by a turquoise green cord forming a non-collapsable geometrical bracelet. 7X7cm Brass pipes Textile turquoise cord

THE UNKNOWN PLATONIC SOLID BRACELET There's something about adulthood and dads coming up with the craziest ideas of naming the jewelry they'll never get to wear. It's like explaining humanity 101 for aliens. Here's a mere example of that, pure math. Brass pipes linked by a turquoise green cord forming a non-collapsable geometrical bracelet. 7X7cm Brass pipes Textile turquoise cord

CHAPTER 2

THE ARROW RISTRETTO BRACELET Here's why brown suede is still relevant. No need to dip it in your morning coffee, though. Suede tie bracelet with colorful beaded pattern and fringe detailing. Color: cinnamon, white and midnight blue 14X4cm multicolor beaded part 45cm ochre vintage suede fringe

BIDIRECTIONAL ARROWISM BRACELET Arrow variation, because if you don't choose your weapons right someone might get hurt. But aim to any of the sides, simultaneously, beautiful patterns might arise. Suede tie bracelet with colorful beaded pattern and fringe detailing. Color: khaki + white. 14X4cm multicolor beaded part 30cm brown vintage suede fringe

PIXELATED SCREEN MANTRA BRACELET I don't mean to be an alarmist, but sometimes looking for hidden messages in pixelated screens messes up with my head, so I wear this on my wrist instead. Suede tie bracelet with colorful beaded pattern and fringe detailing. Color: black with yellow, red and green detail 14X4cm multicolor beaded part 45cm ochre vintage suede fringe

THE GOLDEN RULE OF ARROW BRACELET When multiplied ad infinitum, arrows can treat all conceivable rules (that are based on preferences) within one unified framework of grey matter. Suede tie bracelet with colorful beaded pattern and fringe detailing. Color: ash grey, white and gold+turquoise details 14X4cm multicolor beaded part 45cm cool grey vintage suede fringe

THE TRUTH OUT THERE BEADED BRACELET Is it just us or do you read a coded language in this pattern as well? We want to believe. Suede tie bracelet with colorful beaded pattern and fringe detailing. Color: black, white and green. 14X4cm multicolor beaded part 35cm black vintage suede fringe

CHAPTER 3

THE NATIVE VOODOO BUSINESS NECKLACE Romanians got nothing on voodoo. Surely, our ancestors may have had a thing for a curse or two, but we assure you they were pretty much inoffensive. (And so are vampires.) Then again, we got absolutely no idea what bewitched us into bringing this magically native American feeling piece to shape. But at least the materials used are 110% Romanian, we can guarantee that. Minimal driftwood and brass ladder necklace on thin white cord. 30x10cm ladder Brass horizontal line Driftwood Double chain detail on bottom 30cm drop (to bottom of ladder) Lengh can be variable

THE POSITIVE, THE NEGATIVE AND THE METALLIC NECKLACE Knowledge is reflected in being acquainted to both the positive and the negative aspects of a problem. There's no big philosophy about it. But then it's lovely when you can just glide upon slippery surfaces with no effort at all. Of course, ladder shaped necklaces are no philosophy at all. Minimal driftwood and brass pipe ladder necklace with metal chain detailing on both sides of bottom. 7x11cm ladder Driftwood Double chain detail on bottom 40cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel length

JUMP THE WOODEN ROPE NECKLACE Just like handwriting "The quick brown fox jumps over the wooden rope" 100 times on a blackboard straight never works the magic, this ones's twisted and strategic. Minimal driftwood and brass pipe ladder necklace with metal chain detailing on both sides of bottom. 15x7cm ladder Driftwood Double chain detail on bottom 10cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel length

THE HIDDEN MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE NECKLACE Go with the flow you should, let the mind wonder off by the power of dreams, find the stylized mythological creature that lay beneath. It could be a snake or a dragon, a crooked shoelace or just a minimal representation of a bush. What is it you see? Minimal driftwood and ladder necklace with metal chain detailing on both sides of bottom. 12x9cm ladder Bamboo horizontal line Driftwood Double chain detail on bottom 40cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel length

POLISHED DOCS VS. SUNKEN SHIPS NECKLACE There's a serene beauty about newly polished wooden docs and the remains of sunken ships laying deep down underneath - perhaps closer, or further from the shore, who knows. We dreamt of finishing this one off with small pearls, but no-one finds small pearls on the beach just out of sheer, pure luck. So we laid out some small beads instead. Minimal driftwood and chain ladder pendant necklace with metal double chain detailing on both sides of bottom. Wooden part was found on the Black Sea beach. 12x6cm ladder Bamboo horizontal line Driftwood Double chain detail on bottom 40cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel drop

THE DIFFERENT NATURES NECKLACE Go round looking for sticks that your dog may not be able to bring back. Put them aside for later use. Arrange them, then rearrange them. Silly human, don't you get a Pavlovian feeling you're starting to feel a weird fascination with the different natures of them all? Minimal driftwood and bamaboo ladder necklace with metal chain detailing on both sides of bottom. Wooden parts and bone were found on the Black Sea beach. 10x8cm ladder Bamboo horizontal line Driftwood Double chain detail on bottom 40cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel length

MINIATURE SURFING BOARDS AND PADDLES NECKLACE What's with this melancholic feeling of dreaming of getting away to warmer places in winter? To somewhere where the skies are blue, the sands are white and the waves play nice. Trying out these miniature planks would only be possible in a storm made in a cup, but they make up for the intensity of it though. Minimal two tone driftwood, beach bone and chain ladder necklace with metal chain detailing on both sides of bottom. Wooden parts and bone were found on the Black Sea shore. 12x6cm ladder Driftwood Bone Double chain detail on bottom 40cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel drop.

THE PAGODA OF NO SHADOWS NECKLACE Tiered in a tower, built by the tradition of laissez faire and pure rays of sunshine, these bones lay bare and trust no shadows. Having been found on the beach, they're sacred relics of the eternal summer's zen moments. Minimal white beach bone and chain ladder necklace with metal chain detailing on both sides of bottom. Wooden parts and bone were found on the Black Sea shore. 12x6cm ladder Bone Double chain detail on bottom 40cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel drop.

THE SYSTEM OF GEOMANCY NECKLACE Using both laws of skies and earth in an auspicious manner, this balanced bone necklace once rode the wind. It was found in scattered pieces, but retained by the encountering water. Nowadays it works if referenced to as an object of beauty, hanging decor, or internet window shopping. Minimal driftwood and bamaboo ladder necklace with metal chain detailing on both sides of bottom. Wooden parts and bone were found on the Black Sea shore. 18x12cm ladder Bone Double chain detail on bottom 40cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel length

THE UNFOLDING STRATA NECKLACE These three parallel layers lie one upon another, laid down by natural forces. Driftwood corrosion may speak out of histories never having been told, but that perhaps need to be invented. The truth is out there, but, as they say, it's also in the eye of the beholder. Minimal driftwood and ladder necklace with metal chain detailing on both sides of bottom. 14x9cm ladder Driftwood Double chain detail on bottom 40cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel length

THE RAW WOOD LADDER NECKLACE Ladies, meet raw, hardly polished driftwood, as it laid down wiggly, bare with desire. (To become a gorgeous, minimal necklace, that is. Turquoise beads are optional). Minimal driftwood and chain ladder necklace with metal double chain detailing on both sides of bottom. 12x6cm overall Driftwood Double chain detail on bottom 40cm chain drop (to bottom of ladder), 10cm tassel length

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