Friday, April 10, 2009

Artist Alert...Galit Barak...

Hi all, in my quest to find great artists & show them off here, I have found Galit Barak Jewelry Designer...below is an interview I did with her...she is pretty cool...enjoy

1. Tell me a bit about you & what is your art form/media? My name is Galit Barak, I'm 22 years old from Israel.I live in a small town next to the Mediterranean Sea. I always loved to create, and studies fine arts in high school. I learned to knit and crochet at that time and wanted to explore the technique a bit more and started to use simple metal wires.

2. How long have you been working in the medium, why or how did you get started? I started crocheting wire for jewelry making while serving the IDF 2 3 years ago as a tour guide for soldiers in Jerusalem, and just couldn't stop creating my jewelry ever since.

3. What inspires and influences your art? Well, it's hard to say, I really love using circles and natural shapes but more than anything I'm inspired and influenced by the semi-precious stones and wires I'm using.I combine colors, shapes and textures while using high quality materials as 14 karat gold filled, sterling silver, semi-precious stones and pearls.

4. What is the most favorite part of working with your art medium? For me each one of my creations is unique. I love making custom order for special events, wedding, and personal ideas of customers. It is important to me to continuously developing and improving my jewelry so I'm attending to collage for B.Des degree in jewelry design.

5. What was the last item you bought on Etsy & why? If it was a good transaction lets give a shout out to the seller? The last item I bought was 26ga gold filled headpins from frogcottage http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=14978395 She is so kind, great prices, and no one sell these perfect headpins in Israel!!!! Thank you!!!

Thank you Galit oh and here is her blog galitbarak.blogspot.com...Thanks for stopping by everyone...

Jelveh

Peace

9 comments:

Mel P said...

Fab interview Jelveh, and beautiful jewellery. Thank you xx

Pretty Things said...

Holy crow, that stuff is amazing and unique! I love it!

ginny said...

Hi Jelveh:
What awesome pieces! I especially like the last one. That girl has talent.
What a nice thing you did by doing the interview. Now she gets more public exposure.
I am going to make a stop at her blog for sure.
Ginny

Jelveh Designs said...

Thanks Mel.....

I know Lori, her work is awesome and hard to do and she charges so little, I can just imagine her serving her time in the Israeli Army (IDF) and making yummy jewelry...

I know Ginny, her work is so yum, I love that last piece too...I like the idea of the interviews with all kinds of artists, I hope she gets some good exposure too...

Jelveh
Peace

Laura Trevey said...

Thanks for following my blog ~~ I love your jewelry post here ~~ gorgeous pieces :)
Happy Monday

Jelveh Designs said...

Hi Laura, thanks so much, but these are not my jewelry, they are Galit Barak's yummy art...I interviewd her for my blog...I make Glass beads...
Jelveh
Peace

Rickie said...

Jelveh, great interview and what lovely designs from Galit--sometimes it's so difficult to find all the pretties hiding on etsy! Wonderful of you to share!

Rickie

Galit Barak said...

Thanks for everyone for the support!!!

I must say I have FINISHED my army service 6 months ago, finally...

Hee Soon said...

thank you both Jelveh Designs ang Galit for the mention!
I have been admiring Galit's work for awhile now. She is so very talented!