I tend to always gravitate towards circular and round shapes. From Brazilian modernist art, to furniture, to architecture, this is my source of inspiration for this new direction I am heading with Natalia Pas Jewelry. I wanted to update my signature Bell Pendant and make it a strong and bold piece, modern and elegant.
Part of my series of one-of-a-kind handcrafted pendants there will be no two ever exactly alike. There is an extreme amount of care and attention that came into construction of this new design and I hope you enjoy it.
This is without a doubt another bold statement to add to your collection.
I found this incredible 16.7 carat weight pink tourmaline while at the gem show in Tucson and I knew I had to have it. For months I have been wanting to make more of my signature Bell Pendants and since I am mostly a one woman show I haven't found the time to redesign it. I knew I wanted to create a new bail and create either my own chain or collar. I wanted the design the reflect my growth as a jeweler so every detailed matter. Plus, I wanted it to feel modern, bold and chic.
Why the bell? Honestly the name did not come intentionally I just felt like it resemble a shape of a bell and I like the idea of bells symbolizing awakening. Through their sound they awaken us from a meditation, from concentration, to alert or annunciate something.
INSPIRATION & REFERENCES
Brazilian modernism is my favorite subject to study and read about. My grandmother used to be a big collector of modernists pieces by renowned Brazilian artists and designers, maybe that's where I got it from. Some of these images have inspired me for its curves and shapes and have been on my mood boards over the years.
Casa das Canoas in Rio de Janeiro designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1951
Bola de Latão Chair designed by Lina Bo Bardi in 1951
"Abaporu" by Tarsila do Amaral 1928