Natalya Khabinsky


Natalya Khabinsky was born in Moscow and lived there until the age of 30. As far back as she can remember, she has had a passion for a variety of crafts: knitting, sewing, making figures from clay, and more.


One day while on vacation, Natalya stepped into a bead shop, and it changed her life. She taught herself different bead-weaving stitches using books and online posts. She created a lot of jewelry pieces, incorporating mainly floral designs. The beauty of flowers (she is a hobbyist gardener) was the inspiration for her bracelets and necklaces. She is trying new techniques, so the next step was learning about bead embroidery.





Around the same time, Natalya discovered soutache braids and their use in jewelry making. The unique woven and beaded earrings and necklaces she creates — which incorporate braids, leather and synthetic cords, natural stones, glass beads, and natural leather swatches — are now her main focus. She loves earthy colors and is experimenting with brighter color combinations. Every piece she makes is unique and is meant to make a statement.


Natalya is an unapologetic perfectionist when it comes to her work and often has to start again from the beginning if something doesn't look exactly right. Natalya states that it is incredibly fulfilling when others can wear and appreciate the pieces she has made.



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