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NECK LACE For the last five centuries, lace was made by hand, of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. The thread used was silk, linen, silver or gold. The lace was made in different ways (needle lace, bobbin lace, crochet lace...) and was used for decorating collars and cuffs, dresses and underwear of clergy and royalties. It was also used for decorating homes and linen. In the second half of the 20th century, lace became less popular. It is not “modern” any more. I have created contemporary lace made of laser-cut acrylic plate leftovers. My Neck Lace evokes the glorious golden times of the lace. It is a necklace and a collar, it is modern and light and it is gentle and bold at the same time.

Diana Sokolic, (Rijeka 1959), Croatian artist, studied painting and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the Masters class in Zagreb, Croatia Apart from painting and light installations, she has been engaged in design, ceramics, photography and pedagogical work for more than 30 years. Her work has been displayed in twenty-six solo exhibitions and over three hundred juried group exhibitions in numerous museums and art institutions worldwide.