Lua Art is jewelry carefully handcrafted with love and soul to bring beauty and naturality to people from all over the world. My jewelry made with gemstones, shells, feathers and seeds combined with macrame knots is perfect for everyday use to emphasize natural beauty.
My name is Ula, I founded Lua Art after coming back from Portugal, where I lived for several months and where my passion for jewelry making started. The name of my store comes from changing letters order in my actual name into Lua, which means the Moon in Portuguese language.
I come from Warsaw where I lived most of my life and studied Geography. I opened my jewelry store after graduating, but I was interested in art and handcrafts long before. I was always fascinated by the things people can create with their hands. From craft works of native people who create everyday use items from available materials, to modern art pieces that contain hours of work to express artist’s soul. Handcrafting is my big passion and kind of a relaxation.
When I discovered macrame, I started learning this technique by myself by knotting and undoing my mistakes, discovering what is possible. And I’m still discovering it because in macrame there is no limit. You can create any shape and pattern, as far as your imagination allows you.
I love to work with natural gemstones from which each one is different and unique, shells with amazing patterns painted by natures’ hand and colorful feathers. I believe that Nature is the greatest artist.
The jewelry that you can find here is all created with my hands and mind, but it contains something from other people as well. I often receive shells and other treasures from my friends, who bring them from different parts of the word. This little pieces of their travel memories are later combined with my knots to create something truly unique and magical!
Also on my own journeys I collect inspirations and Earth’s gifts to use in my pieces. What I do here is a combination of what I love the most – nature, art and travels.
What is Macramé?
Macrame knotting technique is one of the oldest crafts, dating back to 500 B.C, where it was used by Persians and Syrians for making their own clothes. In the 13th century the art was taken to Spain with the Moorish conquerors, then it spread to Italy and through Europe.
In the Victorian era Macrame was used to make household items like tablecloths, bedspreads and curtains. Sailors made hammocks, bell fringes and belts from macrame and traded them where they landed, spreading the art to China and the New World.
Macramé jewelry became popular in America within the “hippie movements”, starting in the early 70’s.
In macrame there’s no need to use any tools, no needles, no crochet, no glue. Just hands, some patience and imagination.
Packing and delivery
When I pack and send my jewelry I give big attentions to details, trying to make the new owner feel really special. It will arrive to you in a gift box, with handwritten note inside. I secure the package to make sure it will arrive to you safely, but at the same time trying to make it as eco-friendly as possible. Out of concern for the environment, the bubble wrap I use to secure packages is always of second use.