Monja Gillich

JEWELRY DESIGN, ARTIST, ART PADAGOGY

In May 2017, at the age of 26, I founded "Harmony Handmade" out of a desire to combine my vocation of "crafting" with my passion for "traveling".

 

My goal was to be on the road for the most time of the year and to work independently of my current location.

 

Because of my family and some friends live in Germany I come back to my hometown Osnabrück regulary. During this time, you will find me and my jewellery stand at local craft markets, medieval markets or Christmas markets.

 

 

A dream became reality

 

A successfully completed bachelor's degree in the field of art is the reason why i realized the idea of "Harmony Handmade". In particular, through the study-accompanying development and the execution of an artistic project with orphans in Cambodia, I gained extensive competencies that encouraged me to take the step into self-employment. Furthermore, I benefit from two years of professional experience in the field of media design for digital and print, as well as three years of involvement in public advertise at the College of Social Arts, Ottersberg.

 

During my 4 years study in the field of "Social Art. Art Therapy and Art Padagogy ", I had the opportunity to pursue my constant desire for creativity and self-expression.

 

 

What makes Harmony Handmade jewelry special?

 

I combine "macrame" with natural materials, such as crystals, wood, avocado hearts, feathers or minerals. Also metals like 925 sterling silver, brass, copper or stainless steel can be found in my jewelry.

 

All my creations are shipped in a 100% biodegreable packaging.

 

Each of my creations are unique. Each piece tells a story of loving nature and creates awareness of a more sustainable future.

 

I understand my artistic work as an ongoing process. I experiment with organic and natural colors and shapes. I dive deeper and deeper and search for a most environmentally friendly way of production. Through this free, intuitive way of working, my products get their own individual expression.

 

I am immensely grateful to have found this medium of crafting, because I can enrich the world and the people in my own authentic way.