My environment is my design palette. I am inspired by everything around me – from the coldness of hard concrete to the softness of a flower petal. Whether I’m taking a stroll down the street admiring the neighborhood gardens or driving cross-country watching fields, streams and cities go by, the colors, shapes, designs, textures and patterns I see excite my senses and the designs seem to endless flow.
My creations are one-of-a-kind. All of my Bejeweled by Gina limited edition designs come to life in my Pasadena (CA) studio. Whether classic and sophisticated, or funky and contemporary, each piece is meticulously handcrafted. I personally select all of the material I use, and only the best quality can meet my high standards.
My search for materials is global. I am always on the lookout for the newest supplies to add to my burgeoning collection of materials. I use semi-precious colored stones, freshwater pearls, mother of pearl, shell, and abalone, vintage crystals, beach and sea glass, India and Chinese vintage glass, Czech press and fire polished, cubic zirconia, cloisonné to petrified wood, hand-made lampwork and dichrohic glass, resin and enamel, to name some elements. Sometimes I even incorporate old parts ready for recycling. I combine these elements with sterling silver (.925), fine silver (.999), 18 and 24kt gold and vermeil, copper, brass and jewelers bronze, steel, silk, hemp, leather and latex.
My goal is for you to feel wonderful! I design each piece with a distinctive flair to set the wearer apart from the crowd. Imagine you as the canvas and your jewelry the accessories that completes your picture. Each piece of jewelry that you chose is not only a piece of wearable art, but a piece of jewelry that makes a statement wherever it’s worn. At Bejeweled by Gina we help you create your own style that will reflect your uniqueness.