My name is Yael, I’m a professional industrial designer and a partner in a design firm called www.Baribua.com
My work demands a lot of creativity, but since all the work is done on the computer, it leaves my hands “starving”. For many years I was looking for an era in which I could create my final designs in my own hands.
Naturally, I never really had the time to look for it. But then, luckily, life summoned me with a relocation period to Switzerland, not designing for a while, left me with a growing hunger which led me into taking a jewelry course. The course was a big success, I went back home by the end of the first day in ecstasy, I haven’t felt that way for a long time. I started carrying my sketch book with me everywhere, designing new pieces.
The reactions of my friends at the international school my kids went to, were very encouraging, the mom’s just loved my designs, first orders came in and I was so happy. I established a little atelier at home, and started exploring new techniques and fine tuning my skills.
Meantime, that great pause has ended and I was back home, back in my design firm, meaning again I didn’t have much time for my jewelry work.
But again, life summoned me with a jeweler that saw my work, loved it and asked to put it on display at his shop. I was reminded again how much I love creating jewelry and decided I will not neglect it.
My finished designs, my tutorials and kits are being sold worldwide via my online shops and in selected galleries and museum stores, check the side bars to link to them directly.