Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Mia Van Beek Turns Your Kid's Art Into Actual Jewelry, Keychains & Bookmarks.
Jewelry designer Mia Van Beek of Formia Design has come up with a way to turn your children's art into fabulous everlasting mementos in the form of pendants, charm bracelets, earrings, brooches, keychains and bookmarks.
Working with all types of metals [sterling silver, gold, stainless steel, etc], she expertly transforms two dimensional drawings into metal versions of the same.
She can create them as either positive or negative [outlines] pieces and is able to reproduce anything from stick figures to even the most enigmatic representation of a child's imagination.
Words do not suffice, take a look at these examples.
To learn how to submit the art and order your own wonderful piece of her work, go here.
Education and experience:
1988-1991 Jewlery school in Sweden
1992 Journeyman diploma
1996 Goldsmith Master Degree
1997 Degree in design at Collage of arts in Linkoping, Sweden.
2001 set up my own business Formia Design in Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Received Best New Designer of the year award at Stockholm Jewlery show
2004 Established Formia Design LLC in Virginia, USA
She not only creates these whimsical pieces, but it an expert goldsmith and creates other fine jewelry. Visit her website to see her many other jewelry designs.
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Shop her online store.