About the artist:
The Ayala Bar was born in Israel and resides today creating unique jewelry from the studio in Givatayim, a district of Tel Aviv. After graduating from the art school in the 1980s and deepening an eclectic career in theater and interior design, she started her design company in 1990 and emerged as one of Israel's leading artisans. Today, Ayala Bar jewelry can be found in stores, department stores and art galleries around the world and across almost all continents. Museum shops such as the Jewish Museum in New York City and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London boast this unique jewelry, which has become a household name for jewelry designers who are bold but feminine, innovative but timeless.
The unique models:
Ayala creations derive from her unique understanding of the trends in the fashion world, while being true to their own distinct style and vision, which clearly has an international appeal. Ayala seems magic from a unique selection of imitation metals and materials, including Swarovski crystals, beads, leather, velvet, glass beads, various metals, mineral stones, fabrics, pearls, crystal rhinestones, antique brass and other natural elements. Each piece of jewelry from the artist's collections is intricately handmade from a subset of these materials. The result is a unique symphony of colors that resembles art deco jewelry style in the 1920s. This unique and amazing style has often been called "Art Deco Meets Middle East".
Ayala Bar Collections - Ayala Bar Spring 2011:
Ayala releases two collections each year - one in the spring and one in the fall. Each collection contains several hundred jewelry, including earrings, brooches, necklaces and bracelets. Since quantities are limited to a short production period, the artist's collections have become increasingly collectible items. Her latest collection is the spring 2011 collection, a unique and exciting collection with a palette of colors ranging from bright and colorful to more subdued tones. These collections have jewelry in three styles: Hip, Radiant and Classic. More about the different styles included in the collections below.
Ayala Bar Jewelry Styles:
Each Ayala Bar collection contains jewelry in various unique styles that integrate different themes and materials. These styles include the following:
Classic inspired by mosaic designs, this style and has more traditional neutral tones with single pop color. Each jewelry piece integrates decorative beading, often mosaics are placed in well-defined areas, resulting in a very Byzantine era style.
Hip Style: A more daring jewelry style for women looking for a bolder look that stands out from the crowd. Inspired from everything from tropical flowers to ink art, this style works unusual fabric compositions with metal, stones, crystal and glass.
Signature style: This style combines large multicolored beads that worked with smart and trendy necklaces and earrings.
Radiant Style: This new style was introduced in the collection Ayala Bar Spring 2011 and features fabrics under glass, allowing the combination of patterns, colors and simple shapes.
Limited Edition: This limited edition jewelry line is limited in quantity and appeals to die-hard collector.
The artist's collections often contain religious jewelry. Her wonderful Jewish jewelry consists of David David's necklace and pendants. The Star of David is considered a sign of protection in Jewish tradition. Christian jewelry contains unique crosses in the holy land.
Ayala Bar Jewelry is handmade from withstanding resistant hypoallergenic metal and can be an excellent fit for women with nickel-related allergies.