This week's featured designer is Ionanna' of ev.i.'s Metalwork Jewelry. This talented designer from Greece creates such beautiful and unique pieces that are fun, versatile and classic. I had the opportunity to ask Ioanna some questions about her work and what inspired her to share her craft with the world. Enjoy :-)
How did you come up with the Name of your Shop?
My shop's name is ''ev.i.'s metalwork jewelry''. I use ''metalwork'' to state that I work with metal sheets, like brass, copper, sterling silver & aluminum, which I myself cut & form into pendants, rings & earrings, with or without gemstones.
The ''ev.i.'' is my name initials.. Evans Ioanna.. ev.ans i.oanna
Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?
I have been working with metals & I have my shop for 2 years now. The style of my jewelry is more of boho & hippie. This is the kind of jewelry I wear every day, so I love making teardrops (paisleys), ethnic metal shapes & decorate them with colorful gemstone beads!
I think that everything handcrafted is unique! I love making an idea in my mind into jewelry, by giving form to metal sheet! I am carefully searching for my beads and I am really excited when a piece is finished and beautiful! So, a combination of my inspiration, my crafting to make a piece, my character that shows on it and quality gemstones make my jewelry unique!
How did you get started in your craft?
I visited a bead store, and I was lost in it for hours! I started composing findings & beads to make my earrings and necklaces. Then friends liked them so I made them their own. I went to bazaars, I opened my first shop with jewelry made of polymer clay, resin, wire etc and then I thought I should try myself on metal! And so I did! Through lots of videos watching online and magazines reading at first, to see the techniques tools usedWhat is your favorite item at the store and why?
Every new piece I make is my favorite!! Until I make the next one & this is how it goes on. I really love the Triple Bezel necklace because of the different stone colors & bezel pendants!
Where can we find you?
etsy shop.. www.evismetalworkjewelry.etsy.com
facebook page.. EV.I.’s Handmade Jewelry
google.. Ioanna Evans
Make sure to check out all of Ioanna's jewelry. She has great daily deals in her Etsy shop!
She frequently has items for 20% off
All of her items are made in my sunny and smoke free workshop and are ☆ Proudly made in Greece ☆