Ariel Leong's Profile

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Welcome! I'm Ariel, the designer behind TerraStratum, TerraStratum Luxe.

When I'm not skulking around the internet or watching Syfy channel re-runs, you'll find me bent over my studio workbench, where I am truly happy.

I think every gemstone has a story to tell- from the depth of their color to the way they capture and reflect the light. It's all part of the book that unfolds as I design each piece, finding the best way to showcase each stone's uniqueness and beauty.

I find lots of my creative inspiration in shapes - from simple vector illustrations to the intricate Middle Eastern weaves you'll find along Arab Street in Singapore. I love discovering new ways to approach my designs as I find what will transform each piece from ordinary into something really special…

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  • Joined April 4, 2011

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About

Welcome! I'm Ariel, the designer behind TerraStratum, TerraStratum Luxe.

When I'm not skulking around the internet or watching Syfy channel re-runs, you'll find me bent over my studio workbench, where I am truly happy.

I think every gemstone has a story to tell- from the depth of their color to the way they capture and reflect the light. It's all part of the book that unfolds as I design each piece, finding the best way to showcase each stone's uniqueness and beauty.

I find lots of my creative inspiration in shapes - from simple vector illustrations to the intricate Middle Eastern weaves you'll find along Arab Street in Singapore. I love discovering new ways to approach my designs as I find what will transform each piece from ordinary into something really special.

In my free time, you might find me relaxing by my koi pond, giving the shells of my terrapins a good cleaning or tending to my herb garden (which ends up as the meal of many a sharp-eyed bird!) When life sometimes gets me down, I try and make up for it with random acts of kindness to restore the cosmic balance.

I've been making jewelry for over 10 years, learning and growing and loving every moment. Whether I'm wire wrapping, setting a stone in silver or trying to master the art of making artisan beads, the whole process of creating jewelry makes me feel alive.

I am a qualified diamond & pearls grader, having obtained my Graduate Diamonds & Diamond Grading qualifications and my Graduate Pearls & Pearl Grading qualifications from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). I am also a qualified Associated Jewelry Professional, having also received my qualifications from GIA.


Related shops on etsy:
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http://terrastratum.etsy.com
http://terrastratumluxe.etsy.com
http://barelytherejewels.etsy.com
http://notabenejewels.etsy.com
http://bonnepetites.etsy.com (inactive)
http://sageandcocoa.etsy.com (inactive)
http://lachatelaine.etsy.com (inactive)

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