Apr 16, 2013

Dobrila volunteering at Aspira Haugan Middle School in Chicago

A couple of weeks ago our talented Dobrila Pintar took the time out of her crazy busy schedule to spend a day with a few kids at a middle school in Chicago and teach them about glass bead making. A few days ago there was a wonderful "Thank You" letter in the mail from the school and some great pictures from the eventful day. See them below and stay inspired!

" I want to thank Dobrila  Pintar, designer, for being a guest jewelry artist  for a day who without being paid wonderfully  demonstrate her craft in the art classroom at Aspira Haugan  Middle School in Chicago, on March 28, 2013 .
 The students were curious, engaged and inspired.

Her demonstration included fire and melting glass sticks into beads and other shapes such as fish and hearts for jewelry making. The presentation was sophisticated and a few students were able to melt glass into a fish or bead.
We arranged a small display with your work in our school, and beautiful samples are shining, decorating and reminding us on your visit.
  A big thank you from our students, staff, Principal Rodriquez, and us, sponsor teachers;
Selena Seferovic, Sanja Drnovsek, Geovanna Silva

Feb 17, 2013

Dobrila Pintar, One Year Later....

Hello to our our friends, supporters and jewelry lovers! We are happy to announce that our blog will be resuming on a regular basis very soon! Meanwhile, we hope all of you have had a fantastic year!

2012 was a great time for glass artist Dobrila Pintar! In October 2012, she was acknowledged with the honor of being named A Featured Artist of 2012 Chicago Artist Month! In addition to all the events associated with that honor of excellence, Dobrila participated and exhibited her unique jewelry at numerous shows, such as One of A Kind Show and Sale at the Merchandise Mart Chicago and Lincoln Park Art Festival!

To keep up with all new trends and techniques, our talented glass artist took part in numerous workshops with other glass masters and learned how to be even better at creating one of a kind glass sculptures and beads!

Also, Third Fridays Open Studio Events at the Bridgeport Art center turned out to be very successful and popular, and now are a monthly tradition! Check out the art center page at: www.bridgeportart.com

Dobrila focused a lot of her time on teaching glass enthusiasts as well! Classes grew bigger and the variety is much greater now! Visit our website www.1111jewelry.com for schedule details and to reserve your spot!

Below are some pictures of  Dobrila's newest pieces, you can check out our Facebook page for regular updates ( www.facebook.com/1111jewelry ) or follow us on Twitter( www.twitter.com/1111jewelry )!


Apr 29, 2012

Keep up with Dobrila - back from Japan and about to exhibit in Washington,D.C.!

It has been such an eventful start of 2012 for our artist Dobrila Pintar and that is only the beginning! Dobrila traveled to Japan in early March and learned a lot about the Japanese way of glass-bead making, which is quite unique and different from the well-known European techniques. In Japan they make glass beads using crystal glass rods and burners with air pump.Crystal glass has low melting point and delicate color. A favorite Japanese glass bead called "Tonbodama" is among the most commonly made. Also flower glass beads with blossoms inside are quite popular.

The next big event in Dobrila's busy calendar schedule is on Sunday,  May 6th, 2012 at the Slovenian Embassy in Washington, D.C.! Her jewelry art work will be a part of an European Union anniversary exhibition. During the diplomats' convention Dobrila's pieces will be featured together with few other chosen artists' work. We are so proud of you, Dobrila!

And if that was not enough work, Dobrila continues with teaching glass-blowing classes at her studio at the Bridgeport Art Center. Every third Friday of the month one can also enjoy the center's Open Studio events where artists and art lovers get together for a great learning experience and some really fun times.

Jan 17, 2012

Dobrila Studies in Murano

One of the canals of Murano
Techniques Dating Back Centuries
The Venetian Island of Murano is a port city famous for its glassmakers. Since the 10th century, Murano glass has enjoyed a worldwide reputation. Murano’s reputation for producing extraordinary glasswork holds strong today. The artisans of Murano still employ techniques from centuries ago. If you’re interested in working in glass, Murano is your city. Few people get the chance to visit Murano, and not many get to study there.

Learning From Masters
In November Eleven Eleven Jewelry’s Dobrila Pintar got a chance to not only visit Murano, but to train with some master glassmakers. If you’re a follower of Dobrila’s on Facebook and Twitter, you know about her glass beadwork, her custom jewlery, and one-of-a-kind glass creations. Like all artists, Dobrila is constantly refining her craft through practice and additional training. In Murano, she got to learn from some glassmaking masters. Dobrila learned more about glassblowing beads and glass sculpture. She also got to work and learn alongside masters, including beadmaker and author Corina Tettinger (Passing the Flame: A Beadmaker’s Guide to Detail and Design).

Corina, Corina!
Tettinger, who hails from Washington State, is a world-renowned beadmaker who teachers classes all over the United States and Europe. One look at Corina’s schedule posted to her website makes one tired just looking at it. In 2012, she’ll be in France, the Netherlands, and Denmark! Stateside, she’ll be in Texas, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

One-of-a-Kind Jewelry
Dobrila, a talented artist in her own right and a talented artisan, has acquired new skills to help her create even more unique beads, jewelry, and glass art objects. Be sure to visit Dobrila’s website to see her latest creations in glass.

Jan 16, 2012

Artists Of Eastbank 3rd Fridays Open Studio

Artists Of Eastbank 3rd Fridays Open Studio

Hey there, Friends & Jewelry Lovers!
Happy New Year to all! It is the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese calendar, which is believed to bring good luck! Something to look forward to!
Dobrila started 2012 fresh with an all-updated website: www.1111jewelry.com ! Check it out and let us know what you think.
Also, hopefully everyone is coping with the world-famous Chicago winter! And if you need a reason to get ouf the house, what better than socializing in an artsy environment! We wanted to share with you some great news - 3rd Fridays Open Studio is a recurring event now! Dobrila Pintar will participate, as well as many other artists! At the Bridgeport Art center you will have the opportunity to  meet a diverse group of artists who shape our culture. Having exhibited widely and gained acclaim as individuals, these artists invite you into their studios where their inspiration begins. The first event is this coming Friday, January 20th, 2012 and it starts at 5 pm until 10 pm. Come and enjoy some amazing pieces of art, have a glass of wine and some snacks on the house! And if you can't make it this week, make sure you mark your calendar for February, 17th, 2012! Can't wait to see you there!

When & Where:

Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W 35th St at Racine
Chicago IL
 (free parking and entrance on the north side of the building)

  For more information on the event, here is its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artists-of-EastBank/111333782254568#!/events/308244482550586/

Nov 17, 2011

Dobrila to Exhibit at One of A Kind Show in December

Billed as Chicago’s “Most ONEderful time of the year,” the oneofakind show at the Merchandise Mart is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping. More than 600 talented artists will bring their unique creations to the Mart from December 1 – 4, 2011. The Mart is located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza.

Artist and custom jewelry maker, Dobrila Pintar will be exhibiting her unique creations. One-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and glass-blown Christmas ornaments will be some of the items you’ll see when you visit Dobrila’s booth.

The oneofakind show lets you get up-close and personal with the artists and artisans. Artists will be available to speak with you and there will be demonstrations and workshops that you can participate in. Multi-day tickets are available for $12, $9 for seniors and students; children 12 and under are free.

Show Hours:

Two of Dobrila's hand-blown Christmas ornaments
Thursday, December 1 noon - 9 pm
Friday, December 2 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, December 3 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, December 4 10 am – 5 pm

Be sure to stop by and visit with Dobrila, where she hopes you’ll be “wishing on a jewel” this holiday season.

For more information, including how to purchase tickets for the oneofakind show, please click here.

Nov 9, 2011

11/11/11 SALE!!!!!

IT'S TIME!!!! 11/11/11 - 11:11 Jewelry is having a HUGE SALE!!!!!

Visit us at: www.1111jewelry.com

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