Monday, 27 January 2014

ROSANNA GIOIELLI JEWELLERY CREATIONS

ARTIST FEATURE
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ROSANNA GIOIELLI
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 I always have my eyes open for wire artists that have
that extra flair! A certain originality and energy that
pours out of a design and as soon as I spotted
Rosanna's work, I saw (and felt) this in her jewellery
designs!  Rosanna seems to have the ability and
talent to make wire dance in front of your eyes ...
read our recent interview ... and you can dance with her!



















TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND?
I have an English mother and an Italian father, therefore, even
though I was born in the UK forty-two years ago, I was just
a few weeks old when my parents and I moved to Italy. I lived
there until fifteen years ago, when I decided to return to the
UK with my daughter.























DO YOU HAVE ANY ART OR JEWELLERY TRAINING?
I studied jewellery making and textiles at college in Italy and whilst
in the UK, I followed a course in silversmithing that inspired me to
work with gemstones. Consequently, about 10 years ago I taught myself
how to make jewellery and explored different techniques and styles.
I fell in love with wirework and began specialising in creating bridal pieces,
which led me to open my very own bespoke bridal boutique.
Apart from this, I have studied interior design, graphic design, fine
art and photography.
























WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?
I consider myself very lucky because jewellery making is not only
my hobby but also my full-time job as I am an in-house Designer
for JEWELLERY MAKER TV.  At home, I have set up a studio
in my spare room to create my own 'RosannaGioielli' jewellery
creations, however, I always seem to end up working in my lounge,
despite my partner's protests!!























WHAT INSPIRES YOUR DESIGNS?
I have a keen interest in fashion and the great designers and use them
to inspire my work.  For me it is very important to know what is up
and current in the fashion world.

 














When creating free-style pieces, I tend to follow the curves, twirls
and swirls found in nature around me.  A walk in the park ...
always triggers new ideas!























TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORK WITH JEWELLERY MAKER TV?
I started working at Jewellery Maker a year ago.  I am an in-house
Designer, also known as 'Bundle Designer'.  My job is to create pieces
to inspire others when they purchase jewellery making materials
during the show.  I can't choose the bundles I work with, but I have
full freedom on what I want to make with them.  These creations then
get shown the day after, during the live TV show and also get
photographed and published on JM's WEBSITE and FACEBOOK
page.  I also design and make jewellery for JM advertising needs ...
I love inspiring others!























DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE DESIGN?
I am passionate about my 'Mask' designs.  Maybe because 
every one of us wears a mask at times and I decided to make
mine visible to all!  I like to use my own technique to wave 
and mix wire colours, as well as using different medias and
materials to achieve what I have in mind.

 





















WHERE DO YOU SELL AND PROMOTE YOUR WORK?
I am currently setting up an Etsy shop that is going to be linked
to my WEBSITE.  This will also have links to my FACEBOOK
and TWITTER.  I would like this to be more to let people
know about me as Designer to showcase my work, rather than 
just about selling it.  A lot of my pieces are custom made for
high end/theatrical use.

 















DO YOU TEACH AND DEMONSTRATE?
I will be promoting many workshops this year through
RosannaGioielli Jewellery Creations.  I have also suggested
some to be run for Jewellery Maker TV, but I am still waiting
for confirmation and approval on those ... I have agreed to
write tutorials for Jewellery Maker and we are now in the
process of deciding which pieces to demonstrate - so keep
your eyes peeled ...
I also teach jewellery making skills to adults with learning
difficulties.

 





















HAVE YOU ANY ADVICE TO PASS ON TO OTHERS?
"Do not under estimate you work and be 
yourself when making jewellery!  
Making jewellery is an ART and not just 
the mass production of stuff to sell at silly 
prices!"

 





















WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE ASPIRATIONS AND PLANS?
I want my jewellery to be recognised as bespoke and unique.  Wearing
and possessing it should be like owning a work of art.  As for the future,
my aspirations include:
        * Being recognised as a talented designer
        * Getting the book published that I am currently working on
        * Becoming more involved in teaching and running wirework
           workshops
        * Expanding my classes to a wider range of people
        * Having more of my jewellery designs published in magazines
        * Broadening my role at Jewellery Maker TV
        * Exploring the possibilities of working as a designer in other fields and
           areas, such Magazines, in Schools, etc...























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THANK YOU, ROSANNA! For sharing your time and beautiful designs
with us!  I have no doubt your New Year aspirations will ALL come true
in good time! Your talent and personality shines through in your gorgeous
wirework! Keep those pliers dancing!










P.S... you can 
see more of
Rosanna's
Designs on
PINTEREST!

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