Welcome to page "Studio 1zero6"
It has been 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, without being slick and shiny.
I have always enjoyed cultures that find ways to enhance their appearance with body adornment and decided to create a collection 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.

Many images of the necklaces are shown with multiples, I like the way it looks, so ...

~ Coral ~
I am using coral from the Red Sea (Bamboo), Pacific Ocean and Sponge coral from Sardinia and Australia. One of the oldest gemstones, it is treasured in Italy, Nepal, American SW and the Ukraine. Offered below is coral alone and mixed with other gemstones and beads.
~ 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.
(bottom of page).

Below are my creations from the last few months.

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Outer necklace ~ Vintage Berber hand made coin silver beads strung with tiny bench made silver beads and tiny coral rondelle's. Finished with jet beads and silver toggle. 27.5" long.
Center Necklace ~  Bamboo coral flat beads with Sonoran turquoise (Campito mine), onyx, black lava beads and red copal bead. Finished with Tibetan cones and toggle. 24 1/4" long.
Inner Necklace ~ Graduated Native American bench made hand stamped silver beads with very tiny silver beads. Finished with silver lobster clasp.  21 1/4' long with 3" extender finished in silver beads.

Ex-Voto/Milagros, coral, Tibetan turquoise and silver bench-made beads.
24" long with 3" tail.


Outer necklace ~ Vintage (60 yr. old) Masai glass beads, red coral beads and very old Kuchi bailed Afghani silver coins. Finished with silver beads and toggle. 26 1/4" long.  
Inner necklace ~ Graduated blue magnesite beads with coral, natural Copal beads and hand made, beautifully carved and stamped Berber silver beads. The long hollow beads would contain an excerpt from the Koran. Finished with brass beads and toggle. 
26 1/4" long. 

Outer necklace ~ Three assorted coral beads with Native American hand stamped bench made silver beads. Finished with barrel bead and Greek fish and hook clasp. 25.5" long.
Inner necklace ~ Beautiful Mediterranean coral beads with the tiniest silver beads and anchored with three Native American bench made silver beads. Finished with silver beads, circle clasp and 3" extender with coral and silver. 24" long.

Outer necklace ~ Black lava beads with red coral beads, black copal and engraved brass beads tapering to brass beads to finish with an engraved brass lobster clasp. 25" long.
Inner necklace ~ Hand stamped Native American bench made silver beads finished with lobster clasp. 21 1/4" long.

 Outer necklace ~ Cast brass beads with blue Magnesite, coral and custom brass Indian charms. Finished with engraved brass lobster clasp. 25.5" long.
Center necklace ~ Vintage Nepalese red glass beads, Tibetan powder coral beads, Nevada turquoise and Lapis Lazuli finished with hand stamped Native American silver beads, Tibetan cone bead and toggle. 27.5" long.

Vintage Masai glass beads, coral, vintage Tibetan pendant with Tibetan turquoise and red glass. 21.25" long with 3" extender.


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.

I am garnering info to start "Culinary & Culture Adventures" in Oaxaca and the surrounding villages.
Small select groups of people who are eager to 'be a local' ... 

So, stay tuned ... change is on the way. 

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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