Nature is not always perfectly symmetrical, Sunfall, the new jewelry collection by Audrius Krulis showcases asymmetry for a sense of play and a unique look.
Krulis, a New York-based designer originally came to the United States from Lithuania after completing a Master’s in Sculpture and a BA in Architecture. When a cancelled project in New York opened a new career path, Krulis began working with jeweler Alex Sepkus which opened the door to a career in the jewelry industry. Krulis found that his technical background translated beautifully. Never static and finished from all sides, Krulis’ jewelry became synonymous with attention to detail, developing unique handmade chains, one-of-a-kind gemstone statement rings, and sturdy, elegant baubles.
His inspiration lies in the subtleties of nature and his uses freeform design followed by wax casting in silver and shaping by hand. His style is to let rings reign as the master inspiration for other styles in the collections, from: earrings, bracelets and necklaces to pendants.
We checked in with Krulis for a mini interview on the new collection:
What first drew you to making jewelry?
It was the desire to create something living, something that will itself experience time and change. Jewelry comes to life from the moment I begin thinking about it and start sketching ideas; my mood and emotions, my interactions; these are all reflected in the work. It is an art form that lives long after being finished, growing with whoever acquires and wears it. How will this affect someone? Will it make them feel differently, behave differently, express themselves more? That story, that interaction with the art – this is what excites me about the power of jewelry.
What is the design process like for you?
When I create something, I am seeing it come to life before me. The form takes on its own soul and character, which fuels the creative process; I never start with all of the answers. By the time I am finished with one piece, I have ten more ideas for new ones!
Yes, the asymmetry creates movement and playfulness; they are perpetually changing, captured as though for a brief moment before breathing again.
What are your favorite stones to work with? Are you interested in responsible sourcing?
I don’t have a favorite stone; I look for ones that speak to me, that have character and life. Each stone is a story in itself, and one which will continue with whoever wears it. I support responsible sourcing and hope it will remain standard practice rather than a trend.
For more information about Audrius Krulis and his collection, visit http://www.audriuskrulis.com/.