Welcome to  Studio 1zero6.

It has been over a year now since I retired and closed the cafe. I am keeping the page up and have renamed it. Creativity is born in my studio, and this page will be about creativity. Be it food, art, personal adornment or photography, it is what I do.
 It is what I have always done in my life. 
Gotta stay creative.

Starting the page will be what I have been up to ... creating jewelry.
If you knew the cafe, you know I liked presenting visual stimulation and mood, no matter what you are wearing, without being slick and glitzy.
I have always enjoyed cultures that find ways to enhance their appearance with body adornment and decided to create collections of necklaces that span the world with items from the past, gem stones, hand-made beads, repurposed bits and pieces of vintage jewelry. In the process I have made many new friends across the world who have shared sources and cultures.
I do not do duplicate work, each piece is unique and personal.

After purchase, if needed, some pieces can be altered for "fit".
Small fee will be charged.

~ Coral ~
I am using coral from the Pacific, Mediterranean, Nigeria (yes, Nigeria) and Asia.
~ Glass ~
Currently using glass from Nepal, Africa and India. 
~ Lava ~
Lava beads from Hawaii and Indonesia
~ Silver ~
I am using multiple silvers in the jewelry. Sterling, coin and glit from Afghanistan.
~ Brass ~
Brass beads and charms are from Afghanistan and India.
~ Turquoise ~
The majority of turquoise used is from Sonora, Mexico, along with Tibet and Nevada.
~ Copal ~
Tree resin beads from Africa, both natural and mixed with artificial resin. Most people know copal as an incense, especially in Mexico for Dia de Los Muertos.

All findings are nickle free.


Contact can be made via email or Face Book.
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 The Copal ~ Resin Collection
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 Hand shaped vintage tree resin beads via Nepal, stamped bone diamond from the Chin Tribe
 ( Burma ), large bone rings from Papau New Guinea, small African bone rings and Indian brass and silver beads strung on 3mm rolled leather cord.

Hand shaped vintage tree resin beads via Nepal, hand carved and batik bone beads (Ghana), and antique  handmade Türkmen silver "hair beads". Brass hook and short extender.

 Hand shaped vintage tree resin beads via Nepal, handmade Ethiopian coin silver beads and handmade Indian blue glass beads. Finished with Moroccan silver beads and hand wrought hook and extender with metal heart.

 Phenolic resin beads from Morocco,  Tibetan silver, coral and African Verdite beads.
Finished with silver hook and extender.


Hand shaped vintage tree resin beads, handmade Ethiopian coin silver beads, hand carved batik bone beads (Ghana) and vintage Afghan Kuchi coin. Finished with silver hook with extender chain tipped with batik bone bead.

Phenolic resin beads from Morocco, batik bone beads (Ghana), stamped bone beads from Africa, Nigerian vintage coral, sand cast glass beads from Africa and Indian handmade blue glass beads. Finished with stamped lobster clasp with short extender.


Vintage Nigerian coral, hammered brass rings and hollow beads from Africa. Finished with stamped brass lobster claw clasp.

Bench made silver beads, Mexican Milagros, Ex-Votos hung with Pacific & Nigerian coral with Tibetan turquoise. Finished with stamped lobster clasp and extender.
~ Sold ~

 Pacific coral, Tibetan coral powder beads, Campitos turquoise and dark honey tree resin bead. Finished with hammered silver clasp and extender.

Coral beads, Ox bone beads, African hammered brass rings, Balkan Egg Yolk amber and handmade brass bead. Finished with stamped brass lobster clasp with short extender.

    Coral and brass beads with graduated Lava beads from Indonesia, centered with a black phenolic resin bead. Finished with brass lobster clasp.

~ Regarding Cooking ~
I am not doing any "Pop-Ups" in the near future. 
I am doing Private Chef gigs instead, it is better with small private groups, more personal.

Just a heads-up ... I am  on FaceBook again ...
Urbano Pallotta.
Old account was cloned, so I had to shut 'em down.

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