My name is Fruzsi Fekete, I am 22 years old, and I live in Hungary. I am finishing my BA diploma at the Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest.
Making jewelry is something I have always enjoyed – ever since I was a little girl. Around the age of 13, I started to take it more seriously and created my first metal jewelry. When I applied to college and I had to decide what I wanted to specialize in, at first it didn’t occur to me to choose metalwork/jewelry design, because I have always looked at jewelry making as a hobby.
Fortunately, during the entrance exam, I realized just how much I love making jewelry and decided to apply for the metalwork/jewelry specialization. Since then, I’ve come to realize that it is one of the most beautiful professions I could have chosen.
Jewelry is one of very few objects that can almost become one with its wearer. People can get very attached to their jewelry, and many times jewelry carries significant meaning to its wearer. Just think of an engagement ring. It is an incredible feeling when someone decides to buy a piece of jewelry that you dreamed up and makes that piece of jewelry a part of their every day life. Jewelry always brings joy to its owner, whether it is given as a gift, or it is purchased after someone falls in love with it looking through the shop window. It is because jewelry can bring so much joy and meaning to people’s lives that I design and create jewelry. I hope I can bring joy to many people with the work I do.
The sources of my inspiration can change from day to day. Inspiration can be a thought, or a shape I am fond of. My inspiration often comes from a type of material or a part of the body which later becomes the subject of my design. My goal is to design pieces in the most simple, but elegant way possible. I love it when jewelry’s beauty comes from clean simplicity, so that is what I aspire to when I create my pieces. As a result, I frequently end up using geographic forms as starting points for my design. I strive to create clean, harmonic, elegant forms.
VIA: Fruzsi Fekete.