Category Archives: Other

Textile Jewelry by Moldarina®

Sónia Nunes, who lives and works in Portugual, is the Designer-Maker at Moldarina®. With a degree in Social Education, she worked eleven years in social housing areas of Lisbon, Almada and Coimbra.

In 2006 she experienced the pleasure of creating jewelry, after a casual visit at a supply store. Since then she started a self-taught path where she learned to embroider, knit, crochet, sew, photograph, among many other things. Read More »

The Story of a Jeweler: Erika Iozsa

My name is Erika Iozsa and Jasmin Blanc is my special place to explore, learn and immortalize beauty, but also a means to get my message through. This brand was born in the beautiful lands of Transylvania in 2010, today being based in London, UK. My current work is a fine shaped jewelry line, handcrafted in ceramics, with a focus on delicate, feminine shapes, pastel colors and detailed textures. Recently I have launched my first wedding collection as well.

I come from a family of creatives, and art has always been the perfect way to express myself. I have learned most of the technicalities from my father, who is a professional mold maker and an artisan of ceramic decorative items. It was exactly this knowledge I got from him, which has become the foundation of everything else I have later learned from experience and a lot of research. Read More »

Fiore Jewellery Story

Unique and whimsical jewelry has always appealed to me, and when a friend started making her own pieces I decided to experiment. I had an idea for a necklace and bought some materials. My first piece turned out really well and I was delighted. With the spare materials I hadn’t used I began experimenting by making other pieces, and soon I was hooked. I’ve been in love with the process of making jewelry ever since.

My processes and materials have developed a lot since the beginning. However the simple enjoyment of making something beautiful has not changed. Read More »

Sabi Collection by Jill McKeown

I launched Sabi Collection in May of 2012. I am attracted to natural materials. They have inherent beauty, just by virtue of their existence in nature. I love the unrefined perfection in wood, in all forms. That may, in a way, be a means of understanding my very disorganized (yet desperate for order) personality. There is a very elegant (dis)order in the way wood weathers and ages.

The wood that is collected and used in the jewelry is personified in my mind. Each piece has a life cycle. I do not know what the wood was used for (or not) in the past, but it has been found it at some point in its life. The wood is transformed as it becomes a piece of jewelry. The process of multiplying the raw wood into a family of pieces is done in a way that respects, even embraces, its natural imperfections. Then, the addition of things which offset the rustic nature of the wood are worked into the design: bright chain, color, etc. I am a strong believer that good design is always balanced. The most impactful objects, fashions, spaces are those which utilize two contradictory aesthetic techniques: a crystal chandelier above a rustic table, edgy spikes juxtaposed with sweet pearls, a clean and modern home on a jagged mountain; the list goes on. Sabi Collection attempts to achieve this balance. Read More »

The Story of a Jeweler: Karin Jacobson

I attended the Perpich Center for Arts Education, otherwise known as the Minnesota arts high school and had a jewelry making class that I loved taught by Cheryl Rydmark, a jeweler who now lives in northern California. I ended up getting an apprenticeship with Cheryl, which we originally thought would just be for the summer, but I ended up working for her for almost 7 years, during which time I attended college.

In 1999, I started my own business, growing it slowly from a part-time business in a shared studio space, to a full-time business in a big sunny space of my own, although I still work alone. I sell wholesale to stores and do quite a lot of custom wedding rings. I really try to use the most eco-friendly and socially conscientious materials for my work, which means using recycled metals, and gems which are either recycled, fair trade or laboratory-grown. Read More »

Status by Helle Bjerrum

As the title indicates, I have explored status as a theme. The word status relates both to material values and to one’s standing in terms of reputation and position. How status is achieved varies with time and prevailing trends as well as social and geographic context. In my design and choice of materials I have aimed for close links with the theme. Hence it is possible to find aspects of meaning in many details of the jewelry pieces.

Helle Bjerrum graduated from the Institute for precious metals in 1995. Prior to this she is trained a textile designer from the Design School in Kolding. She had her debut as a designer in 1995, on the 1. Biennale of Arts and Crafts in the Danish Design museum. In 1999 she was noticed as one of DK most prominent contemporary artists, in the Charlottenborg Spring and Autumn exhibitions. Read More »

The Story of a Jeweler: Melda Onbasyan

I am working with my fiancé Arda Ekserciyan. He is the designer and producer of all the jewelry on our shop. I am working for his marketing and pr.

We are a little family company based in Istanbul Grand Bazaar. Arda is a young designer (26 years old) and has been working in the jewelry craftsmanship since he is 12. Last year he decided to design tiny, delicate, simple but chic jewelry for everyday use. But he has also an artisanal collection. We don’t sell that collection on etsy. It’s very unique Haute Couture collection. You can find it on our official web site. Read More »

Smith Jewellery by Anna Raimondo

Born and raised in Cape town, South Africa, Anna Raimondo studied Jewellery Design & Manufacturing at Stellenbosch University. After completing her Honours degree she was offered a scholorship to do a Masters in Design at the Richemont’s school, Creative Academy, in Milan. This lead to the opportunity to intern at the International fashion brand Chloe’s leather department. Anna then spent the next years travelling and working in the UK and Australia.

In 2010 Anna went back to Cape Town to launch her jewellery brand, SMITH Jewellery. Her aim was to create unique, beautiful and bold jewellery for woman. Everything is designed and then hand made by herself, thus ensuring that no two pieces look the same – and offering the customer a once of piece of jewellery. Read More »

Cork Jewelry Displays

Jewelry storages made of wine corks becoming more and more popular. You can do it yourself easily. All you need for it is to gather a couple of dozen corks from wine bottles, suitable frame and some accessories like lace ribbon, hooks, etc. It’s better to use a strong glue to bond it all together. All the rest depends on your imagination. You can find many examples on the web.

Cork jewelry displays look very elegant and naturally. You can purchase them at various online stores if you don’t want to experiment with DIY. Please visit our jewelry storages section for more jewelry stands and boxes. Read More »

The Story of a Jeweler: Bettina Johnson

Born in Romania and raised in Germany, Bettina who crafts with an extreme passion for jewelry always knew that she would be a jewelry designer.

Bettina Johnson discovered her love for jewelry design and creation at an early age. Attending several jewelry classes at the age of 15, she eagerly developed her own unique design style and dove into the design world. For years, Bettina honed her skills on her bead-swathed bedroom floor creating jewelry for herself, but a handful of unique handmade beads from a local bead store had her hooked and inspired her to register her hobby to a business. Read More »