A lizard for Mother's Day

My lucertola necklace/bracelet was featured in the Lifestyle section of the Home Business Magazine this month (read: Dazzle the Mompreneur in Your Life this Mother’s Day with These Must-Have Jewelry Gift Picks). Inspired by reptiles, this sustainable piece becomes a bracelet once it loses its “tail”, just like lizards release their tail when escaping a predator. Available in lovely sand tones or blue tones, it features brass, reclaimed bronze and metal, and Japanese silk.

 A must have gift for Mother's Day: the lucertola necklace featured in  Home Business Magazine

A must have gift for Mother's Day: the lucertola necklace featured in Home Business Magazine

The moment you realized art fed your soul

I was recently interviewed by the great team of POET AND THE BENCH about my life as a jeweler and as a scientist.
Here are a couple of the questions that I was asked:

Describe the moment you realized art fed your soul.
There wasn’t a specific moment—I was really young when I started sketching animals on a piece of paper. My creativity found expression, first in drawings, and later on, in writing, photography, and jewelry making.

What themes do you pursue in your art?
Every jewelry piece that I make is connected to nature and my life as a scientist. My background as a marine biologist plays a huge role in my creative process, and each of my jewelry pieces tells its own, unique, nature-inspired story. I think it’s important to always tell a story; it doesn’t matter if you write an article or a book, take a picture or make a piece of jewelry.

If you are interested in reading the full interview, click here.