Joana Miranda Studio jewelry is featured this month on the Argentium Sterling Silver Guild's website
An organic Trellis Vine platinum and diamond pendant CAD rendering by Joana Miranda
I'm branching out more and more with CAD - computer aided design. My goal is to get as facile with rendering organic shapes using CAD as I am with hand-rendering.
A delicate rock crystal and diamond pear pendant rendering by Joana Miranda forms the 4th design in a 5-day series of jewelry designs inspired by fruit.
Akoya Swirl Pendant hand-fabricated in tarnish-resistant Argentium Sterling Silver by Joana Miranda.
Simple drop earrings with black rubber and freshwater pearl drops by Joana Miranda
Photos of my newest pair of earrings - Modern Zen Earrings with Black Rubber and Pearls - along with a photo of the jewelry on my model, Ann
Although I'm technically not "quitting my day job", I'll be officially on a one-year leave from my "day job" beginning on Sunday. Fear is a great motivator for buckling down to learn new skills and tackle new frontiers...
Looking for design inspiration from limited material palettes and non-traditional jewelry materials.
I was recently invited to donate a piece for auction at the upcoming Movers and Shakers Gala on May, 22nd 2010. This event benefits the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Lakeland College. A few years ago, my husband, Andy – at that time Music Director of the Sheboygan Symphony – and I attended the 1st Movers and Shakers Gala. Patterned after Dancing with the Stars, the evening featured a ballroom dance competition where local celebrities were paired with professional dancers in performances of their chosen dance. We all got to vote for our favorite couple, and a winner was selected at the end of the evening. The evening was a lot of fun…getting the opportunity to dust off my own dance shoes and take a twirl on the floor with my husband was the icing on the cake.
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll recognize the pendant I made for this event as one of my recent designs. In case you are new to A Talent for Design, here is the original design:
The final piece:
(If you can’t attend the Movers and Shakers Ball on the 22nd and would like to own one of these pendants, don’t despair. Another one is already in process at my bench.)