“Live the questions.”
Over the past 4 months, I’ve had the opportunity take a chance and to live one of my dreams. That is to study contemporary jewelry design intensively, develop my own concepts, interact and learn from emerging contemporary jewelry designers, meet some of my contemporary jewelry design heroes at Schmuck and have spontaneous adventures in between.
A year ago, I created JoyaOnda to give a larger voice to contemporary jewelry designers in Latin America. This action forever changed my life. I decided against business school, spent several months working in the United States and decided to invest that money in my own development as an artist and contemporary jewelry design promoter.
Sitting on a flight back to the United States, I’m full of smiles reminiscing about the past year’s accomplishments and the changes to come.
Sweet Memories of JoyaOnda Year 1:
- More than 70 jewelry artists joined the JoyaOnda movement.
- JoyaOnda collaborates with Otro Diseno Foundation, a platform created to promote the work of Latin American jewelry designers internationally.
- JoyaOnda founder, Mattea Simone, journeys to Florence, Italy to study contemporary jewelry design intensively and to strengthen her knowledge of jewelry art movement in Europe.
- JoyaOnda gains recognition with European jewelry artists at Schmuck 2012.
- JoyaOnda expands voice to include new jewelry design.
A Glimpse into JoyaOnda Year 2:
- Collaboration with a special someone on the first Latin and New Jewelry Design E-book.
- New Journeys and interviews of the known and unknown jewelry artists changing the way we see jewelry art.
- How do you begin to find your voice in contemporary jewelry art? We’ll help you discover your creative potential.
- Want to wear the designs and have fun with what you wear? Shop coming soon!
- We have a couple more tricks up our sleeves…join our newsletter to be the first to know.
Want more? I’m a big fan of ambitious people and I’d love to hear what you’d like to See on JoyaOnda this year in the comments below.
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
- Henry David Thoreau