Maddalena Bearzi organic jewelry is inspired by the magnificent natural world around us, a world to not only appreciate but also protect. A deep respect of nature, a passion for the discovery of different cultures, textures and materials, and a commitment to ethical and environmentally-friendly practices are at the heart of this handmade, one of a kind jewelry line. Using methods and materials that avoid depleting or destroying the Earth’s resources, Maddalena Bearzi pieces exemplify that style and sustainability go hand in hand. She began making jewelry by joining sustainable textiles with distinctive solid elements such as repurposed metals, upcycled vintage charms and natural stones, to reveal unique and texturized pieces. Maddalena also incorporates bronze, brass and copper by using innovative metalsmithing techniques to create original shapes, textures and subtle color tones.
Maddalena Bearzi is an Italian jewelry artist, marine biologist and writer. Born in Verona, Italy into an artistic family, she has traveled extensively studying wild animals and learning new ways to express herself. She began to pursue her passion for jewelry craftsmanship on her own, and later studied metalsmithing at the University of California, Los Angeles. Maddalena has learned techniques from master silversmith and jeweler Gordon Wainwright and from world-recognized jewelry artist Harold O’Connor. Her jewelry draws from her experiences in other artistic media such as paint and textiles.