STYLE MEETS SUSTAINABILITY IN ONE OF A KIND CREATIONS - A deep respect of nature, a passion for the discovery of different cultures, textures and materials, and a commitment to ethical and environmentally-friendly practices are at the heart of this handmade, unique jewelry line. Maddalena Bearzi began making jewelry by joining sustainable textiles with distinctive elements such as repurposed metals, upcycled vintage charms and natural stones, to reveal unique and texturized pieces. Textile-based creations have expanded to a focus on one of a kind, organic metal jewelry. Each piece is individually handcrafted. Take a look at her work at: www.maddalenabearzi.com.
THE WOMAN BEHIND THE WORK -
Maddalena Bearzi is an Italian jewelry artist, biologist and author. Born in Verona, Italy, she has traveled extensively studying wild animals and learning new ways to express herself. She began to pursue her passion for jewelry craftsmanship on her own, and later studied metalsmithing at the University of California, Los Angeles. Maddalena has learned techniques from master silversmith and jeweler Gordon Wainwright and from world-recognized jewelry artist Harold O’Connor. Her jewelry draws from her experiences in other artistic media such as paint and textiles. Maddalena’s work has been exhibited in galleries and art shows.
As a scientist, Maddalena holds a Ph.D. in Biology and works as President of the non-profit Ocean Conservation Society. She has studied whales, dolphins and other animals, and she has published two books: Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins (Harvard University Press), and Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist (Chicago University Press). She also works as photojournalist and blogger for the National Geographic.
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