Posted 6 years ago
Beautiful pendant-brooch from a great designer. Goldtone metal with freshwater pearls and semi precious stones.
From Israel to NYC Art School
Courtesy of Etsy
Michal is an Israeli-born designer who has been working in New York since the 1970's. Her pieces are heavily influenced by Middle Eastern aesthetics, Judaism, and Victorian jewelry. She lives in New York with her husband and three children. Michal holds a Master's Degree in studio art from New York University and a bachelor's degree in graphic art from the University of Maryland.
The process begins with Michal, who singlehandedly designs the new collections each season. After making hundreds of prototypes by hand, Michal presents her work to the studio. All the employees come together and discuss which pieces will be good sellers, which pieces fit our aesthetic, and which pieces should ultimately be cut from the collections. The remaining new pieces are then taken to wholesale craft shows around the country, where gallery and shop owners place orders on them. The artisans get to work recreating each piece by hand and the customer service team ships the pieces off. After each season we reflect on trends, popular pieces, and begin brainstorming for the next round of collections.