Israeli designer Liat Ginzburg’s handcrafted jewelry has the ability to transform an outfit in seconds. Her unique and eye-catching designs, created from materials collected during strolls around the markets and second hand boutiques of Israel and abroad, have been featured in Grazia Paris and Vogue Italy. Plastic, perspex, rubber and wood components (“I’ve even found myself bargaining with kids over their toys”, Liat informed me) are transformed into bold statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets. On her path into jewelry design, Liat told me, “I’ve always been designing, building, taking apart, crafting, photographing and creating.” She continued, “As fate would have it, I found that jewelry was the best way for me to communicate my creativity.”
The transformational effect of her designs has always been a goal for Liat. “My aim has always been to express daring, freedom and limitless self-expression.” She feels that wearing one of her pieces is like “breaking through the boundaries of convention”. Certainly Liat’s jewelry does not conform to specific trends and the international reach and appeal of her collections is clear. Liat is inspired by books, visual arts, music and movies and her focus is on creating pieces that are interesting and stimulating. “I continually seek things that will excite people and will, at least at first, be outside the social and fashion consensus”.
Liat’s necklaces are my favourites across each of her collections. “I believe a necklace is an accessory that can make a statement and tell a story” Liat explained. “You can create an entire world with one little piece, almost like a statue that a person can carry and with it present their personal statement to the world”.
Liat’s passion for her art is clear. She described to me how she feels emotionally connected to her designs, often wanting to wear several of them at once. She pointed out to me however, “as you can see, one is enough”. The charming, creative appeal of Liat’s jewelry has already pulled me in and I’m coveting several pieces from her Technicolour and Dare collections for summer.
With dreams as big as her creations, I look forward to seeing more of Liat Ginzburg’s unique and contemporary designs in the future.