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karmelidesigns

Location

mevasseret tsion, mevasseret tsion, Israel

Interests

Nature, nature, and nature...

Skills and Techniques

Knitting, crochet, beading, metalwork, sketching, mixed media, painting, and always learning more techniques..

Get to Know

I am a mixed media artist, and I love to work with different materials and crafts, depending on the feeling of the day. Sometimes I feel like daylong knitting in front of the fireplace, sometimes I'd rather paint or sketch, and sometimes I feel all I want to do is to take a hammer and forge some metal....

I was born in Belgium, where I studied art at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, which is the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

Now I live in Israel, in a little town surrounded by hills..

I am a full time mother at home, with lots of kids around.

When I work with copper, fire and a hammer, I feel I reconnect with mother earth. Using simple tools, working sitting on the ground, using natural stones and metal, all help me feel the essence of nature and life.

I use a large range of materials for my jewelry. Some jewelry pieces are made from start by me, using some copper or other metal sheets, wire, polymer clay, and beads, like my forged rings and bracelets, my polymer clay earrings and necklaces. Other pieces are hand assembled from bought supplies, that I buy from over the world, like bought pendants, beads, chains and charms that I assemble to necklaces, bracelets and earrings. All my jewelry is designed and made by me.

I love to knit during the longer winter evenings.. All the knits in my shop are designed and hand-knitted by me, you can find them in the section "handmade Knits".

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