Maja and Sandra dig through trash and make incredible things from stuff we throw out. Now they discovered how do they do it (PHOTO)
- This presents a way of life for us, because, in everyday creation and existence, we tirelessly collect and "comb" though the remains of the "junk" fearing that we might throw away some precious waste - explains Maja Stojkovska
Inspiration, and a way to make some money, two girls from Skopje found in - junk. They make interesting jewelry and artworks from the stuff other people throw out and then they sell them. The junk they find, and most often those are parts of computers, phones, clocks, cameras, Maja Stojkovska and Sandra Jovanovska recycle and them make wonders out of it.
They got the idea to create jewelry out of junk in antique shops, flea markets and junkyards. So the found the meaning and the function to seemingly useless and thrown stuff and they started making something practical out of them.
- This presents a way of life for us, because, in everyday creation and existence, we tirelessly collect and "comb" though the remains of the "junk" fearing that we might throw away some precious waste - explains Maja Stojkovska.
The concept of these two girls lies in reusing the already existing pieces of material, which are again bonded to create the new modern expression framed in a piece of jewelry. They use the technique and method of work called "Ready made", recontextualisation, reusing, collage. Therefore, their brand, which they created, is called "Mei Ro," and jewelry can be found under that label made from discarded and recycled items.
- Our brand is characterized by recognizable use and combination of different parts of old electronic devices, which we transform into unique jewelry. We started working with electronics and machines, but our expression overcomes the limitations considering sorting of materials. We often explore the nature of all materials, so we build their story too. We came to understand that the world is abundant in junk, so it's a real shame to buy new materials to make something new - said the girls from "Mei Ro".
They never thought that junk is just junk.
- Our attitude is not to make jewelry out of junk. You never think about how a roller could enter such a dose of freshness into a brooch, but when we get a desired product, we could not believe that it was created from the cast away object from you daily life - said Sandra Jovanovska.
(Telegraf.co.uk / D.J)