I got recently interviewed by Sid Reddy of Voyage LA, a magazine covering the best of LA - from freelance artists that will dazzle you to the best Meetup groups in town. Sid called me about a piece for their "Inspiring Stories" series. A couple of weeks later... this came out! You can read the entire interview here.
"How do you stay inspired?" This is one of the questions that Brett from IAMTHELAB asked me during an interview about my jewelry work. My answer was: "All my pieces are inspired by the natural world and I find sources of creativity everywhere around me. I don’t need to go hiking or be out at sea with large whales to let my imagination go wild. I can just walk my dog near my home in Los Angeles and find inspiration in a piece of bark coming off a tree, a dead leaf on the ground or a lizard “sunbathing” on a rock." Interested in seeing some pics and read the full interview? Just click here.
"The moon lives in the lining of your skin, " wrote Pablo Neruda. These two handmade lunare rings take inspiration from the beautiful celestial body that orbits our planet Earth. The rings are one of a kind and integral part of my "pianeta" jewelry collection.
Isn’t this Baharal + Gnida brooch beautiful? I found it in a small second-hand shop in West Los Angeles. The piece was hiding, lost under a pile of junk trinkets… I was lucky to see it.
Talya Baharal and Gene Gnida are a married couple working together exploring sculptural form as jewelry. Talya is from Israel and began her collaboration with Gene in the late 1980’s. Their artistic language blended instantly. Their work has been featured in galleries and in Elle, Vogue, Bazaar and The New York Times. Baharal + Gnida jewelry is amazing, especially some of the pieces within the “Urban Landscape” and “Residue” series, inspired by the streets of Pittsburgh. Everything is hand-formed and made of silver - like this brooch - or bronze, copper and steel.
My website and online shop has arrived, and it’s BRAND NEW! maddalenabearzi.com isn’t your usual variety of jewelry site. It’s for women and men thirsty for something fresh, sophisticated, unique and at the same time sustainable. It’s also a place to stop, take a breath and explore what’s buzzing around the microcosm of responsible jewelry design here on our beautiful Planet Earth. This is your place to explore. And I’d love to hear what you think!