You can see more of Sintya's work on her website www.milani.si or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Slovenia designer Sintya creates unique jewellery made with gemstones and silver.
Sintya started working with gemstones at the age of 3; her father was an academic painter and imported gemstones to Slovenia from various different countries.
Sintya is a very hands-on artist, she says that she's not much of a sketcher, and as soon as she sees or dreams her vision she wants to get making it straight away. She enjoys working in fashion styling, and gets a lot of requests to make jewellery for weddings.
'I love working with gems as I can feel their energy and empowerment. Gemstones both relax and empower me.
Each piece of jewellery I make has something it can contribute to the world. I choose to make art for women so that women can feel beautiful about themselves, I create each piece of unique art for a unique woman. Sometimes it takes so little to do so much.'
Another unique jeweller found selling his work at his market stall in Ljubljana.
'I like being independent as I get to do things when I get the feeling to do it. When I make a piece it it difficult to make another one similar, that's what makes art art for me.
15 years ago I couldn't sell my work because everyone wanted something new, now I feel that handmade work is becoming appreciated again.'