Author: Risto Karajkov
Place: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Date: 13 July 2011
In recent months, in some of Skopje’s more bohemian bars, one can spot young women wearing rather unique earrings. A particularly daring one is made of part of the plastic strip of a well known brand of anti-depressants. The pill, still in its slot in the strip, is part of the earring. "Just in a case of an emergency," the joke goes. The earrings are made by the creative hands of a young artist, Dafina Dzeparoska. Her jewellery, all handmade and unique, has lately become increasingly visible. For example, a national fashion weekly recently picked up on her work. She spoke to Southeast Europe: People and Culture about her passion for jewellery making.