Precious? / USA


Working with minuscule seed beads forces a weaver to be methodical and attentive, as a small mistake on a large piece can turn into a serious complication. This technique is extremely time consuming, and necessitates the creation of a meditative state of mind.

When I begin a new project and start to look at and deal with this peculiar quality of bead-weaving, I find that the practice is also the message. The values I stick with and uphold in my practice are those of labor through intense artisanal skill, the quality of the work, and the enduring nature of a piece of jewelry.

I have been fascinated by pre-Colombian art since a young age, and I have unconsciously tried to emulate the geometrical fluidity found in some Aztec inscriptions. I also have a taste for minimal art and in particular the design elements of eminent artists from the Bauhaus movement, along with the daring color combinations typical of pop art.
All these inputs are combined and infused in my aesthetics.



Necklace, 2021

Metallic and coated Japanese seedbeds size 11, nylon thread, dimpled lucite spheres and magnets


Necklace, 2021

Metallic and coated Japanese seedbeds size 11, nylon thread, dimpled lucite spheres and magnets


Necklace, 2021

Metallic and coated Japanese seedbeds size 11, nylon thread, dimpled lucite spheres and magnets


Self taught bead smith artist born in Italy and resident in the USA, with a background in animation and screenwriting.

Master degree IED Roma (2005) – Game Design.
Master NYFA Burbank, 2010 (screenwriting).

Arte Y Joya 2020
Artistar Jewels 2019

Art Galleries that carried Maracole Bijoux:
Wildling Museum`s gift shop, @Wildling museum of art and nature, Solvang, CA (2018/2019)
Idyllwild Arts, the faculty Art Gallery, Idyllwild, CA (2019)

Trade shows and exhibits:

BJC summer sale – Baltimore MD

Art Party Central , May-June

“The Earrings Show”, BCCC May to June

Room With a View ad-torial – May 17th/21st

Selected artist at the virtual art residency Flying Circus, organized by Favelabs, Athens, Feb-March – Exhibit at Weltraum Gallery, Munich, 7 / 14 MArch


FINALIST @ Arte Y Yoja 2020, 11th online juried contest and catalog of contemporary artistic jewelry design.


“Noel 2019”, a Christmas bazaar produced by Autor Contemporary -Bucharest, Romania – December 14th and 15th.

SELECTED DESIGNER Artistar Jewels 2019 – international exhibit of contemporary jewelry design in Milan, Palazzo Bovara – October 24 – 27

Precious? 2021 – Alexandra Prelipcean

ALEXANDRA PRELIPCEAN Precious? / Romania   My jewelry tells alternative stories about beauty, as I don’t seek beauty in perfection. A Story in White Collection tells stories about change and growth, about new beginnings, about the transmutation of Fear into Hope....

Precious? 2021 – Amy Stringer

AMY STRINGER Precious? / UK   Amy fuses industrial and precious materials to create bold, one off contemporary jewellery. Amy primarily combines cement with striking metalwork, nature and gemstones to challenge society’s perception of ‘precious’. With...

Precious? 2021 – Carmel Boerner

CARMEL BOERNER Precious? / Canada   Ruff subverts a historically potent symbol of status and wealth, questioning who and what is precious. While Ruff appears to be an Elizabethan frippery of fabric, on closer appraisal it betrays itself as gloves worn by medical...

Precious? 2021 – Claudia Lepik

CLAUDIA LEPIK Precious? / UK   Claudia Lepik is a jewellery artist who is intrigued by how to push boundaries in jewellery through her use of scale and materials. She is specifically interested in face and nose jewellery but is heavily inspired by theatrical...

Precious? 2021 – Dongyi Wu

DONGYI WU Precious? / USA   Dongyi’s works span across jewellery, body jewellery, fashion art, sculpture and conceptual installation. Trying to push the boundaries of jewellery, Dongyi creates the works with her unique and expressive language while making them...

Precious? 2021 – Elisabetta Nevola

ELISABETTA NEVOLA Precious? / Italy   For me porcelain represents a unique and privileged expressive tool, where strength and delicacy can coexist, despite this contrast . My creations are the outcome of a matter research: clay plasticity and metals, come...

Precious? 2021 – Elvira Cibotti

ELVIRA CIBOTTI Precious? / Argentina   I have always been an avid observer of my surroundings. The impressions and feelings embossed in my mind have made me feel the need to talk about how I see and feel the world around me. Through jewelry, I have found a way to...

Precious? 2021 – Iro Kaskani

IRO KASKANI Precious? / Cyprus   My work is about designing and making visionary pieces through the synergy of craftsmanship and creativity. Throughout the whole process, from concept to completion; the intention is to successfully create wearable artwork that...

Precious? 2021 – Juan Harnie

JUAN HARNIE Precious? / Belgium   Juan Harnie is a 27-year old jewellery designer/maker from Hasselt, Belgium. He studied architectural and interior arts in Brussels but the scale of the things he had to design troubled him. He liked to work on a small scale and...

Precious? 2021 – Surabhi Sahgai

SURABHI SAHGAL Precious? / India    I am a jewellery-maker transitioning from architectural practice towards narrative objects and speculative adornment. I see my current practice as an exploratory journey into the development of jewellery and objects as stimuli...

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