Michal Shabtai's Profile

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Hello again and welcome!

I am from a town in Israel called Kfar Sabba, North of Tel Aviv. My grandfather was a goldsmith and I've been making jewelry since I can remember, even using materials like curtain hangers.

It was in 1992 when I started studying goldsmithing in the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. I also worked at 47th Street, the "Jewelry Way".

When I returned to Israel I taught goldsmithing and started creating my own jewelry out of silver and gold. It was then that joined the famous artists' market in Tel Aviv called Nachlat Binyamin, where I still work today.

I always used gold and silver but quickly looked for alternatives to the expensive diamonds that people paired with them. I came up with enamel, which provided rich colors not found in nature and easily mixed…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 13
  • Joined December 10, 2009

Favorite materials

silver, gold, resin, enamel, semiprecious stones, nails, fabric, herbs, string

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About

Hello again and welcome!

I am from a town in Israel called Kfar Sabba, North of Tel Aviv. My grandfather was a goldsmith and I've been making jewelry since I can remember, even using materials like curtain hangers.

It was in 1992 when I started studying goldsmithing in the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. I also worked at 47th Street, the "Jewelry Way".

When I returned to Israel I taught goldsmithing and started creating my own jewelry out of silver and gold. It was then that joined the famous artists' market in Tel Aviv called Nachlat Binyamin, where I still work today.

I always used gold and silver but quickly looked for alternatives to the expensive diamonds that people paired with them. I came up with enamel, which provided rich colors not found in nature and easily mixed together. I still work with semiprecious stones and always silver and gold because I believe in their high quality. But the combination with enamel gives a light and playful edge to the classic materials.

I also use fabrics, leather, herbs and spices, even nails because I liked experimenting and coming up with new designs. As a result, one of the first things returning customers say is "what's new in your collection"?

I hope you connect with my work and that you try a daring piece which brings color and joy to your life.

Wishing you all the best,
Michal

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