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Martha Breternitz of Joias Design
Born to a family of architects (dad, mom and siblings),
Martha has always been interested in design.
She holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In addition to jewelry, Martha also does landscaping/hardscaping design in Austin.
While living in Pittsburgh, Martha started classes in fabricated jewelry;
thus, her interest in jewelry design was born.
She enjoys including native Brazilian stones
in her pieces along with amethyst, garnet, peridot, lapis-lazuli,
pearls and uniquely shaped glass beads, to mention a few.
Sterling silver wire and gold-filled wire are incorporated into the pieces.
Her clasps and ear wires are hand-produced.
Martha's work has been available in galleries in Austin,
Elgin and San Antonio along with private shows.
Martha enjoys exploring the beauty of form,
shape, color, pattern, and the interplay between
symmetry and asymmetry in her designs.
She uses the fluidity of sterling wire to form
creatively crafted one-of-a-kind pieces.