ilana Designs, inc., unchained indie jewelry
independent artist, hand-crafted, interesting, meaningful jewelry; using ancient symbology, intentional gemstones and minimalist designs for everyday wear and created to inspire women to feel beautiful and empowered.
Repurposed costume jewelry, freehand beadwoven art jewelry, simple, elegant symbolic silver and edgy leather and pearl mash-ups = locally made indie art jewelry. i have been lucky to have been a successful maker and seller of original local art jewelry in Asheville for more than 5 years.
It is still a one-person studio.... making high quality handcrafted bead-woven jewelry, simple sterling silver “everyday,” and lots of nouveau casual freshwater pearls paired with leather. Everything is done by hand and one-of-a-kind with much of the beadwork incorporating recycled vintage elements from Grandma's costume jewelry. In my silver work, i focus on creating symbolic pieces, offering people something simple and meaningful, rather that just simply beautiful.