Filigree Design in Korcula

Katedrala Sv. Marka, Korcula

Living in a medieval city we are surrounded by sources of inspiration for new designs for our filigree jewellery – today we are looking at our local architecture and stone carving.

I can imagine the stone motif below making a very pretty filigree pendant.

Korcula is a fantastic place to live, we are surrounded by some of the clearest sea you could imagine and the sun shines almost daily during the summer months.

We are currently working and living within the walls of the medieval old town, (Stari Grad), the town walls were built in the 14th century and it is said that 3,000 people used to live within these walls.  Today approximately 250 people live in the old town and it is very hard to imagine an additional 2,700 of us living here.

I have been warned many times that I will find the winter very long here, (this will be my first full winter in Korcula)  with almost all of the shops, cafes and restaurants closed and very few visitors to the island, Korcula becomes a small ghost town.  I see the winter months as a great time for us to focus on new designs and create new stock for the 2012 season.   I will let you know how I feel about Korcula winter again when January rolls around!

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About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at www.sebasilver.com to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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2 Responses to Filigree Design in Korcula

  1. Tell us about what you do in winter … and what it is like living in the town when you are there with less people around …

    • Seba Silver says:

      I think there will be some long blog sessions coming up this winter – we have already noticed a huge decrease in the number of visitors to Korcula. Our shop will stay open during October with much shorter opening hours and I hope to pursue some of my own ‘crafting’ in the winter months – maybe I can come to you for some sewing lessons!

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