My jewelry combines classy, reserved cachet with contemporary spirit.
The distinctive look is rooted in design and production techniques which bring together handicraft and 3-D computer printing. Created with this unique technology, common now among avant-garde architects, Hella Ganor’s sculptural, magical pieces hug the body and flow with its natural movement.
The pieces surge on with fine lines, as in an etching, evoking sensations of both hollowness and wholeness while making extraordinary use of the inner spaces of each piece, and coalescing into rich but airy objects.
The jewelry pieces display a curving, flexible silhouette, giving them an easy sensuality.
They represent my signature style, a merging of the purity of traditional design with the freedom afforded by the virtuosic possibilities of upcoming technologies.
The various product lines, created from different materials, draw their inspiration from the intersection of nature and man-made processes.
I'd like to share my story with you
about how I became a jewelry designer.
Before I start, in order to really understand my story, you must know that I am a frustrated architect. By that, I mean that I have always hoped and dreamed of becoming an architect. But sometimes life leads you in unexpected ways…
Becoming a mom led me into the academic world of education. However, I always remembered my dream and decided to pursue my art once my children were old enough.
Over the years, every time I was looking to buy jewelry for myself, I felt like there was never something out there for me. I always knew I wanted the jewelry I wear to combine an artistic designer style alongside a comfortable wearable aspect which was crucial to me.
That is when I decided to study jewelry manufacture, and started creating the jewelry I was looking for. I had started to give life to my designer dream and loved it. But still, something was missing. I felt I needed to learn more about the theory and concept of a piece, rather than just creating a "good-looking" jewel.
I signed up for a 5-year program at "Basis"sculpture school. There I learned about proportions, well-built structures, understanding the manufacture methods of a piece, and much more. I gave freedom to my artistic side, creating my own visions into real pieces, this time without thinking about wearability and practicality as jewelry requires.
This raised a critical question concerning my jewelry : how to keep a free artistic design even when designing a piece that is worn, and must be practical? This was a question that continued to fascinate me.
I am happy to tell you that I have reached the point in the story where it all comes together. After having a lot of experience creating handmade jewelry, and accumulating the knowledge of art and sculpture, the last piece of the puzzle was introduced: The technology of 3D printing. For me, it was simply a gift, because it data allowed me to manufacture all of my fantasy jewelry designs which handmade craft does not enable creating.
Using this innovative technique I have created my Netline collection: Jewels that are not only my design fantasies, but also well-structured pieces; Very fine and precise looking yet strong and durable; full of artistic presence and uniqueness yet very comfortable and practical by being hollow, smooth, and light-weight.
This is the story of how I created my own world of architecture - with jewelry.
Employing natural and artificial shapes such as rocks and pebbles, post-modern bridge architecture, and the geometrical aesthetics of artists like M. C. Escher, Konstantin Brancusi, and Richard Serra, intriguing world of sophisticated jewelry, which glorify and celebrate the covert powers of the female body.