I was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in Athens. I have loved colors and crafting from a very early age and soon that love turned into passion about arts and jewellery making.
Human relations, the body, nature and the way they interact are my main source of inspiration. However, i am also ispired by the geometric urban environment of Athens in which i live and work. I find creating both organic and geometrical forms particularly fascinating as they highlight and accentuate the curves of a feminine body. This is why my jewellery is of distinct glam and grace.
After experimenting with different materials i fell for the warmth, feel, and innumerable colour combinations of leather. Leather is a material that ages beautifully and as time goew by looks better and literally embraces the on wearing it.
I studied interior design at Vakalo Art and Design School and furthered my studies by attending a postgratuated course with a specialization in jewellery manufacturing.
As an interior designer i collaborate with Laura Ashley, Benetton, Sia, HEIMTEXTIL - MESSE FRANKFURT.
I continued my carrier as a jewellery designer and participated in a group exhibition for Ilias Lalaounis Jewerly Museum, Modern creations MEC, Bijorcha Paris, Inhorgenta Munich and have collaborated with the Australian Ugg Boots, Caroline Biss, Elena Pavlou - Cuprous Fashion Days.
My Collection of 7pm Leather Jewels are exclusively available in selected stores all around Hellas and overseas under the brand name Marina Panagiotoulia.