Unique Icons by Angelica Artyomenko.
Beautiful young artist Angelica Artyomenko creates Orthodox icons of great beauty. She works in her own technology with the use of some techniques of old Russian pearl embroidery (the same as in the imperial Russia when the royal robes were embroidered and decorated with beads). Faces of Saints Angelica paints herself on a thin canvas, by episcopal blessing. Then hand embroiders and decorates Saints Images with Japanese beads, pearls, natural stones (carnelian, amethyst, lapis lazuli, garnet, pearl, etc.), church spool cords, metallic gold thread, sequins and stones of jewelry faceting.
All her time Angelica devotes to the godly crafts. She works for 8-10 hours a day, observing the canons and rules of icon making. The master experiences special appeasement during such a difficult and painstaking work. To make one icon takes Angelica from 2 to 6 months, depending on the size. The size of the work, according to Angelica – unlimited. Priests bless this work and say that they saw a lot of embroidered icons, but with such beautiful and artful works meet for the first time.
One of the customer reviews:
“Stunning icon! Its shimmering and unusual beauty forever captivated our entire family! Absolutely we can say that it is not carried out without the participation of the Higher Forces! It is impossible to believe that such an unearthly beauty created human hands. Angelica – You Angel, whom was given a gift from above! Your amazing author’s technique of embroidery – mesmerizing! Despite the uniqueness of the icon, it is made by all the canons of iconography. Face, hands of Dmitry Donskoy, the Temple – all painted on a canvas, and the rest of the space is covered with ornate beads, the smallest beads, pearls, crystals, gold cords, halo shimmers with hundreds of stones. Luxury pattern ornament collects image together. It is inconceivable to imagine how much effort it took to create these icons, as each bead is sewn by hand, and their number – tens of thousands !!! Angelica, you possess incredible talent! Thanks and low bow to you!”
Unique Icons by Angelica Artyomenko