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Behind the bench with Silvi

Q+A With Creator of Cassil

Meet our new artisan, Silvi Rozenfeler ! Read our interview with her and follow Silpada on Facebook and Instagram this month to find out about when her new collection launches and other exciting things planned for Artisan Month 2019.

1. Walk us through your story? Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?

I was born in Romania and have lived in Israel since I turned four. After I graduated I became an OR nurse and worked in the medical field for 25 years.

2. How did you decide to become a jewelry designer? Did you always know you wanted to work in jewelry or was this an evolution?

I never imagined I’d be a designer. It was when I was in a car accident and was grounded for a few months that I started to create simple jewelry to pass the time. Soon after, my husband suggested we open a family jewelry business. (Read the full story in blog post: How I Got Started.)

3. What is your favorite kind of jewelry?

My favorite jewelry is handmade jewelry inspired by nature and symbolism. 

4. What’s your favorite piece from your collection(s) for Silpada?

My favorite piece for Silpada is the Garden Gems Ring. It’s a vivid ring with a fluid texture inspired by flowers in my garden.

Silvi’s favorite design for Silpada, the Garden Gems Ring.

5. What inspires your jewelry designs?

Israel nature, Israel history, people, and my garden which I love.

6. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not designing jewelry?

I enjoy glasswork, fusing glass in particular.

7. What do you love most about Silpada?

That while there are versatile styles of jewelry the brand is distinctly recognizable.

Silvi jewelry

8. What is most rewarding about your job?

Working with my husband and son in a family business.

9. What is most challenging about your job?

Creating new jewelry all the time according to color and fashion trends while maintaining my personal touch so people to recognize my designs.

10. How has Israeli (or any other) culture influenced your jewelry design?

Israeli culture is very versatile. Many gifted jewelry designers from all over the world living in Israel. I love the Yemen jewelry style. Hand hammering and a lot of texture inspired by nature in Israel. The mixture of cultures that give you inspiration and the beauty that emerge from mixing styles.

Silvi's jewelry

Silvi’s newest collection of geometric gems drops August 5.

Shop Silvi’s Collection > 

Learn more about Silvi in her post “How I Got Started”.

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