It's been a long time since I wrote about another artist's work, but I found Yael and her beautiful jewelry during the weekend and I wanted to share.
This is a shortened version of what Yael has as her profile on Etsy...
"My name is Yael, I'm a professional industrial designer and a partner in a design firm.
When I had to relocate to Switzerland from Israel, not designing for the firm for a while left me with a growing hunger which led me into taking a jewelry course. The course was a big success, I went back home by the end of the first day in ecstasy, I haven’t felt that way for a long time. I started carrying my sketch book with me everywhere, designing new pieces.
The reactions of my friends at the international school my kids went to, were very encouraging, the mom's just loved my designs, first orders came in and I was so happy. I established a little atelier at home, and started exploring new techniques and fine tuning my skills.
After moving back home and back to work at the design firm, again I didn’t have much time for my jewelry work.
During this time period, another jeweler saw my work, loved it and asked to put it on display at his shop. I was reminded again how much I love creating jewelry and decided I will not neglect it again."
You can find out more about her jewelry here:
Her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Yoola
Yael's blog: www.yooladesign.blogspot.com
On Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/yael.falk
On Twitter at http://twitter.com/yoola
And more work can be seen on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoola/