Avanova - the little world of lovely things.
Finally we opened our little online shop for the European market - fashion jewellery made of natural horn, hand-woven bags made of sustainable straw or state-of-the-art plastic material for longevity. As well as the one or another fashion accessory to complement your unique style.
Just a short notice if you are confused why it says Kitsune Art, but actually it's Avanova:
I was searching for a way to completely separate our English language content from our Austrian mother site. Since I had the kitsuneart.com URL sitting on our web server, I decided to use it for exactly that purpose. The shop itself however is still over at shop.avanova.at for easier management.
Kitsune by the way is Japanese and means fox. Very practical, since the fox is our logo, mascot and spirit animal.
Here you find jewellery from Austria and around the world. Basically anything that we like and that fits the Avanova style. From simple to complex, from geometrical to bohemian, from tasteful to crazy and from vintage to modern.
We simply love art and jewellery, especially art in jewellery.
We are specialized on hand made jewellery of natural horn. Horn is a great material and I will talk about it in further articles. Our horn jewellery is manufactured in small, family-run businesses we know in person.
Designed with love and sourced in a fair way, our horn products are a must have in any natural style wardrobe. Because this is what we love: Sustainable, fair trade products from natural materials. The foundation of what we think fashion should be.
Enjoy browsing the Avanova online shop!
This necklace is made of natural horn from cows and buffaloes, assembled together to reach a beautiful contrast that makes this piece suitable for dark clothing as well as combined with a light outfit. The chain is about 86 cm long and weighs just about 47 grams.
Currently our range contains two types of hand bags: Some made of natural water hyacinth straw, a very sustainable material and the resulting bags really fit with vintage style, boho outfits and traditional costumes alike.
The other type of hand bag we feature is hand-woven of colourful and extremely robust stripes of plastic. One might say plastic is not sustainable, however I need to contradict:
- These bags are mostly made of recycled polypropylene.
- They are extremely robust and can last for years.
- And even when they outlived their use as bags, they can still be used as lovely, colourful flower pots for example.
|Polymer clay earrings|
Now that is a lovely material: Polymer clay for jewellery! You knead it, shape it, paint it, bake it. So many opportunities!
|The Horn Ring of the Nibelung|
Well, if Alberich would find his ring among our selection of rings is questionable at best. However, maybe you can find the ring that suits you :)
|Blue Media - our first Micarta series|
Micarta is a very interesting material made of laminated fabric or paper, using resin to create a solid piece for working.
|Ngorongoro - complex layered bracelet|
Somehow the colour combination reminds me of Africa, that's why I called it after Ngorongoro, arguably one of Africa's most beautiful spots.
|Tresviri - Copper Pendant|
Tresviri is a pendant that involved several complicated steps to make. It looks like something stolen from an ancient graveyard, but actually it is new and lovely.
|Octoblue - asymmetric collier in blue|
That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die. Asymmetric octopus collier from R'lyeh... I mean Salzburg.
|Jewellery and snowy forest|
Aah, this time it snowed properly, so I packed up some of our jewellery and did a lovely walk through tne snowy winter forest.