Sille Luiga is a 22-year-old Estonian jewellery artist. At present, she is studying in the Estonian Academy of Arts and has also participated in student exchange programs in France and Italy.
For a year now, she has been developing a design jewellery series called “Two Cents” under the Sile Luik Jewelry brand name. “Two Cents” is a minimalistic jewellery series made from copper cents. To make one earring, a coin is heated up and passed between two revolving steel cylinders, like letting a train roam over it. The circle becomes an ellipse as the material stretches.
Where I live, everybody hates keeping two-cent coins in the wallet. I get most of my material from my friends as ‘donations’. It is interesting to experiment and use cents in a way that gives the money back its value.