ORU is the Japanese word for “to weave,” and each piece of jewelry we make exemplifies this ancient craft. Weaving Japanese glass beads together to create a delicate beaded fabric, and integrating materials, we combine the beaded fabric with a metal body. Most importantly, we combine two very different techniques to create the work you see here. We believe that weaving these various elements of design together to create a connected whole is the essence of what makes our work special.
Agnieszka Zoltowski is the maker behind ORU. She moved to Portland, OR in 2008 to develop her metal smithing skills at Oregon College of Art and Craft, and has been patiently weaving beads for two decades.
Images shown are representative of the artist. Please contact the gallery for availability.