Joana Miranda brings a fascinating background to the bench as a jewelry artist. Born in Portugal, Miranda was a professional violinist and violist before turning her attention to jewelry. She is also an accomplished writer through her popular blog on the life of a new jewelry designer.
Joana Miranda Studio pieces feature classic metalsmithing motifs with contemporary twists such as the frequent use of rubber accents. Miranda is a prolific artist with many talents. Her blog and website are full of sketches and inspirational ides alongside finished pieces.
She has won numerous awards for her work including multiple honors from both the Gemological Institute of America and the Women’s Jewelry Association. She was a 2010 finalist in The Halstead Grant, an annual competition for new jewelry design entrepreneurs.
Joana Miranda Studio collections are available for sale online at www.JoanaMirandaStudio.com. Retail prices range from $35 to $250 for most of her Argentium sterling silver pendants and earrings. She also does a great deal of custom work such as the piece shown above.