The actipis – Sea Pebble Jewellery creations are made of natural pebbles, shaped by the sea, collected one by one from Greek beaches. Unique and unisex, signed by the designer, they carry the positive energy of the sea. Inspired by nature, the timeless organic forms of the jewellery & accessories collections are composed of sterling silver, gold or bronze in combination with leather, rubber or string. An ultimate gift for your loved ones or an elegant treat for yourself, a highlight for your personal style and a memento of the summer spirit throughout the dark winter months.
Spiros Actipis was born in 1966 in Zakynthos (Zante), a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea. Growing up, surrounded by the sea, Actipis formed an everlasting bond with all things maritime. After a successful career as a graphic designer, he eventually finds his true calling: combining his love of nature with design expertise, he embarks on the creation of the handcrafted Sea Pebble Jewelry Collections.
His minimalist style as a designer was shaped by his studies and his initial career in advertising as a Graphic Designer, as well as by his teaching Graphics at the Graphic Arts School of Athens. After working in advertising for more than 15 years, he decides to channel his creativity into creating jewelry made by natural sea pebbles that he collects from Greek beaches.
My inspiration lies in the organic forms of the perfectly smooth, naturally-shaped pebbles collected from Greek beaches. The energy and vitality of the sea and the sun still exists within raw pebbles. On the contrary, beads, semi-precious or precious stones, cut or processed by machines, have lost their original spark.
New pieces, incorporating forms and shapes inspired by nature and cast in silver or bronze, are added to the main Actipis collection. For Actipis, inspiration is also drawn from sea creatures like shells, nautilus or the perpetual form of the spiral. Integrated and combined with eternal symbols of life at sea, these formations lead to unique designs that reflect the universal themes of infinity, faith, love and devotion. Such designs are the basis of the “Lucky Charms” Collection, which incorporates a new piece – usually a pendant – specially designed for the coming New Year.