While working on Haute Couture ornaments in Alain d’If Esope’s studio, Anna discovered thermoplastic polymer. Anka Byanka’s designs are exclusively created in thermoplastic polymer. This material, true chameleon, lends itself to a diversity of treatments: acrylic glass can be whittled like wood or thermoformed like glass.
A single finished piece is the result of a long artisanal process. Each piece is patiently sculpted, polished, thermoformed, gilt and painted by hand. In order to create her jewelry, Anna is inspired by the traditional techniques of Venetian glass blowers. In order to obtain a patina effect, she applies gold leaf paper onto acrylic glass. Her limited edition jewelry collections are created exclusively in France.