Her name is Andrea.
She studies architecture in Croatia and makes some of the most beautiful and delicate jewelry I've ever seen, MIRTA Jewelry. While I've recently been learning to make jewelry myself, soon to fill my Etsy Store, Andrea's work seems flawless.
I love the intricate details of the prongs and thin sterling silver. Everything is neatly arranged around the Herkimer diamonds she uses. I had no idea what a Herkimer diamond was before I stumbled on her craft, not that I know anything about diamonds at all... As it turns out, they are a formation of Quartz crystal and naturally occurring in Herkimer, New York, thus their name. So each piece is unique and each gem a different shape... I love it. Simple. Delicate. Gorgeous.
Check her out on Etsy, MIRTA Jewelry, and read her recent interview. I love reading up on the creative processes of other artists and seeing where they get their inspiration from.