Dec 30, 2010


Social Media is the #1 way of keeping in touch with people. Sad to say that hand written letters, phone calls, text messaging, have all been beat out by good old Facebook. So, we decided we have to keep up with the times and create a NEW PAGE!!!!!!!!

or our website

Become our friend, poke us, post us, we love to hear from you!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for a great December and all of our customers!


11:11 Jewelry

Dec 22, 2010

Chicago Time!

SNOW SNOW SNOW! I love Chicago, this city is loaded with fun activities. Have you every craved to play golf in the winter time? You look outside and see 2 feet of snowing, wish you were on a sunny beach golf course. Well a close second is the Golfsmith Store, next to Costco. Today we went and played golf in a simulator, and we recorded and tape each swing. Awesome activity to get out of the house! Next, we hit up the Mid-Town tennis courts and played some intense doubles. In the midst of all the holiday eating, I highly recommend getting out for some golf and tennis and spending time with the family!

Now of course we are off to dinner. Has anyone ever heard of SARMA? Traditional Eastern European cabbage dish! yummmmmy!

Nov 9, 2010

First day of engraving. It was fun but short. Hand engraving is great technique to learn with a lot of possibilities to use on finished jewelry. The students are rockingon on their strait lines - it was impresive to see how talented they are. Tomorrow is another day, all together will be four day workshop. I will keep u posted.

South America Adventure!

Where Evita was buried. This was the most amazing cemetery I have ever seen!

Market shopping!

At the oldest Opera House in Argentina!

Headed to Machu Picchu!

These were real Alpaca!


Our amazing South American Adventure!!!! We have never traveled to S.A. and one place that I have been dying to go to is Machu Picchu. A lot of people have heard about this little secret Inca discovery. It about an hour flight from Lima, Peru.

We started our trip off in Lima. It is a great place to visit for a day or two and then its time to move on. The food was phenomenal though. If you like seafood, beef, lemon meringue, and coffee, you will love Lima. We found that the restaurants were very reasonable with the prices and the best restaurants were located off of the main strip.

After a couple days, we took a flight to Cuscos, Peru. Cuscos is the central town you fly into if you are going to visit the magical place of Machu Picchu. It is a very small and quaint town, and again very very good food. We saw many Inca traces of there architecture. Did you know it is still a wonder of the world in how they cut, carried, and constructed those buildings? Over 400 years ago they didn't have electric saws, they had chisels. Everything was chiseled to perfect... how long do you think it took them to build Machu Picchu? Still a wonder!

Next, we took a beautiful train along the mountains on our way to see the beautiful, magical city if Machu Picchu! WOW! It was the most amazing place on earth. The Inca strategically picked this mountain to build there village. It is surround by a water source and mountains. I have included some pictures, but it doesn't even justify its beauty.

Our last leg of the trip was to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Now, I was really surprised at how city like it was. I didn't realize it was the 3rd largest city in South America. Reminded me of a cuter version of New York. I really enjoyed the atmosphere, people and culture in Buenos Aires. Another discovery that I brought back with me was there passion for drinking tea through these metal straws. Yerba Matte that is! I wasn't a huge fan, so I bought some other types of teas, but it definitely go me drink it! We listened to music in the parks, shopped at weekend markets, and ended up catching a real Italian Opera at the oldest Opera house on the continent. We couldn't leave B.A. without catching a salsa show. So we went to Almacen and enjoyed a dinner and salsa!!

If you want more information on our trip, please feel free to contact us. Also, we booked everything through our amazing travel agency.!!

Micro forming workshop at Long Beach CA

Let just start with short comment. It's hard to start with something like blog or all other ways of communication between us that we face lately. Social media how they call it now and what used to be seating with friends together after dinner and talk or writing letters to each others. Having Diary and keeping records of daily events is no more or less having your own Blog or I believe so.
So if we or 11:11 better to say like to keep in touch with you who like to follow us we have to start to be more active and give you opportunity to find out what we keep in our gift basket..
It's already late in the night and our third and last day of workshop learning micro forming. We will try to pass more information to you in coming days what we have done in the class with some nice photos to follow.
Tomorrow the day will start with first day of engraving workshop. Same place, same instructors and I believe with dedications to learn we will have fun and try to share with you what we have done in our next posting.
Have a good night.

Oct 31, 2010


Happpy Halloweeeen everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are just loving the holidays and having so much fun creating glass bead Halloween sculptures!!!!!!! Check out the rest of our collection at!!!!!!!

Oct 26, 2010

Halloween Sculptural Class!!

I am so excited to start teaching my first Holiday Sculptural Class. Teaching a themed holiday is my favorite, because I get to focus on being creative and best of all helping others. Here are some pictures of my students! They did such a great job in class, I was truly impressed!!!!!

Sep 4, 2010


Hey Everyone living or visiting Chicago this weekend,

We are showcasing our jewelry at the BASH ON WABASH festival on the corner of Wabash and Roosevelt from 11-8pm on Saturday and Sunday. Come out and check out our new collection of earrings and bracelets!!! We are very excited!! See you soon!

Aug 15, 2010

Chicago Cultural Festival

Summer of festivals:

We just had a very successful showing of our 11:11 Jewelry collection at at the Chicago Cultural Festival. This was our 2nd annual showing there, and we really enjoy it. I got to feature my earrings collection for the first time to the public, which seamed to be a hit. That's always good news. As you can see in the pictures above, every earring is a little different and handmade!

Our next festival is going to be at Bash on Wabash the weekend of Sept 4-5 in Chicago, IL. If you are in the area, come on by. If you are not, everything is available at

We want to know what your favorite earring is?? Leave a comment!

Aug 7, 2010

11:11 is Going Green!!!!!!

We just switched to 100% recycled paper!!!

11:11 is Going Greeeeen!

We have taking the path of being environmentally friendly in every step of our business. We now use all recycled paper, business cards, and marketing tools. It is important to take care of our nature and we hope you jump aboard too!

Some statistics that everyone should be aware of:

Statistically the United States recycles just about 28% of its waste today, which is doubled from what it was a decade ago.

It's a mountain but not as we know it!

Mount Rumpke is the highest point in Ohio at over 1000 feet, it's no Mount Everest; however, Mount Everest is not made up entirely of garbage. Mount Rumpke is literally a mountain of trash and is located in the Rumpke landfill.

Killing Our Trees

There are also some staggering and frightening facts regarding recycling that should cause any human living on this planet to increase their efforts to create positive change.Among these is the rate of the Rain Forests’ being cut down; this is a staggering 100 acres per minute!

Let's all GO GREEN!!

xoxo, 11:11 Jewelry

Jul 18, 2010


Its always special to be able to personalize your jewelry! We offer a beautiful silver ring, where we hand stamp whatever you wish to carry around with you everyday. Some suggestions: your loved one's name, your kid's name, your pets name, or even a motivational word! You can never go wrong with this ring because it is simple, classic, and made from real silver.

To buy, please visit

Thank you,

xoxo, 11:11 Jewelry

Jul 11, 2010


We are in the middle of production at the moment. We have been trying out some work with rose gold, which I have never worked with before. For you that don't know, gold and silver have different melting temperatures. So working with gold is a whole new ball game! I am excited to display my finished work soon! Stay tuned! To see our full collection visit:

xoxo, 11:11

Jun 26, 2010

The Price of Silver has rose significantly in the last 10 years

The silver prices along with gold have seen a steady increase in the last decade and this is good news because these precious metals offer a lot of security in unstable economy and markets. As you have seen in the recent past, markets have been really unstable and the recession has not done any great favors. The question is: should you invest in silver? The answer is yes.

Silver is a chemical element and is most often than not considered as a precious metal as well as an industrial metal. Apart from jewelry and antiques, silver is used in many industries and for several purposes. Silver is used by dentists for filling cavities as well as by the crockery industry to make silverware. Of course, when you are considering investment in silver, you will be purchasing silver bullions and coins and not jewelry. The silver prices for bullions and coins are monitored every day as these prices change but most of the time, the change is positive.

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Jun 5, 2010

Introducing our new collection of EARRINGS!!!!

ONLY $20!!!!!!!

To Purchase:

Every pair is made from handmade glass beads, accented with beautiful Swarovski Pearls, and finished off with silver hooks.

May 15, 2010

At What Temperature Does Silver Melt?



I have always loved to work with silver. Recently my obsession has been with rings. I make some of my rings with the casting process. You have to first create the design, then the mold, and then cast it. I currently have 8 designs and am always working on more. Here are my latest two... what do you think? Check some more out at

Lapidary Work...

Let's start from the beginning... what does Lapidary even mean??

A lapidary (the word means "concerned with stones") is an artist or artisan who forms stone, mineral, gemstones, and other suitably durable materials (amber, shell, jet, pearl, copal, coral, horn and bone, glass and other synthetics) into decorative items such as engraved gems, including cameos, or cabochons, and faceted designs. Hardstone carving is the term in art history for the objects produced and the craft.

My name is Dobrila Pintar and I am a designer/owner of Eleven Eleven Jewelry. One of my passions is doing Lapidary work. I have attended 2 years of training at the exclusive Ghost Ranch Jewelry school, where I learned various techniques in dealing with stones, cabochons, amber, turquoise, and other precious stones. It is a very interesting process! You have to pick out the stone you like, cut it, shape it, shine it, and so on, to make it perfectly fit for your jewelry piece. I included some pictures so everyone can see the process and the end result of lapidary work.

May 14, 2010

Grand Opening!!!!!!

Welcome all jewelry lovers!!!!! We are having a GRAND OPENING at 11:11 Jewelry.

Check out our website at

A little about 11:11:

Eleven Eleven Jewelry is a team of Dobrila Pintar and Andrea Pintar. They have always been passionate about design, art, and fashion. They have creatively translated their many talents into craft creating unique, feminine, and one of a kind pieces. This collection is for the stylish and everyday women with a mixture of classic and fashion forward pieces.

Every piece is handmade!!!!!

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