Vadjutka jewelry in Budapest
I am a girl (should I say a woman??) so of course I do like jewelry. But it has to be unique, different to anything else and fit my ”weird” style. I wear jewelry just from time to time, at a special occasion or when I can. Not during any adventure, nor during my frequent spa visits, nor at winter time when I have to be all covered so I don’t get frozen.
But when I do wear jewelry, it has to be visible and special.
So when I visited Budapest and Visit Hungary tourism gave me a tip about hand-made jewelry called Vadjutka, I decided to give it a try.
At 11 am we set up the meeting with Judit, the owner of Vadjutka to meet in her shop which is located at Madách Imre street number 5.
Once I walked through her aunt’s shop and climbed the stairs to the second floor of Vadjutka shop, I was welcomed by the smiley face of Judit.
”Originally I am a journalist and a sociologist: I was working 10 years as a journalist, and 7 years as a market researcher (sometimes both at the same time)” started Judit.
Judit continued and I learned that she started making jewelry 10 years ago, but for a long time it was just a hobby. With time it became more and more serious and 3 years ago she decided, that jewelry making should be her part time job, and in 2011 she took the big decision of making it her full time job. Parallelly with this decision, Judit’s aunt offered her to rent out the second floor of her clothes shop so she no longer hesitated.
It was very interesting to me to listen to this woman talking while hiding behind her glasses. She admitted it was not an easy decision to make and start working for herself only, but definitely worth it.
It reminded me a lot of my past, when in early 2011 I decided to do the same – stop working for someone else which I did not enjoy and just be my own boss.
We are not in the same business with Judit, but in so many ways it is still similar! We have to struggle to survive sometimes, but it all depends on us only, which can be a good thing.
”The speciality of my desings are their diversity on one hand, and combining fabric with other materials on the other. The result is a colourful, bohemian and life-loving mixture of colors and textures” explains lovely Judit.
And she is right. Her jewelry is very unique. How couldn’t it be if she mixes materials from Hong Kong, USA, Hungary and other different countries?
Another thing that makes Vadjutka jewelry to stand out is that Judit designs various collections, and some also for a very good cause, such as her Stop Diabetes jewelry line. It is a collection together with Egy Csepp Figyelem Alapítvány (in Eng: One Drop of Attention Foundation), which is raising awarness for Diabetes. There are 750 thousand people in Hungary affected by diabetes, so it is an important issue. The collection has two messages: one of them says Stop Diabetes! and the other one says I have Diabetes (for those who have Diabetes, and it serves as info for other people in case the person is fainting, or something happens to her.) 30% from the selling price of the collection goes to the Foundation directly.
I got some cute stuff from Vadjutka jewelry too 🙂
The Vadjutka jewelry made by Judit is available worldwide through Vadjutka Budapest based studio shop that I visited in September 2012. Thanks a lot for this great visit, Judit.
This was a press visit. All the thoughts in the article are my own as usual.
crazy sexy fun traveler
Good to be of any help, Lori 🙂
I LOVE unique jewelry! Thanks for posting about this one – never heard of it before but definitely going to be ordering a few pieces. Love the flowers and the needlepoint pieces!
Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler
Comment@ Shamis @ Gawaya Travel Blog:
Thanks Shamis for stopping by and commenting 🙂 You are right, it is not easy to be your own boss, speaking from personal experience 😀
It takes lot of courage and hard work to be your own boss but I guess when things go right, it can pay off well. Love the jewelry. They look beautiful. It’s