Friday, November 13, 2009

Irith Mashiah's Jewellery + GiveAway #2 (till 15.12.2009)

As I first entered Irith Mashiah's Riorita.Jewellery.Shop I understood, that I could stay there at least for a week! I felt like I was told a beautiful ancient legend and like I myself was a part of it. I have prepared for you a small promenade through this wonderful shop accompanied by the story told by the artist herself. Enjoy and fall in love!

Riorita's Story:

I was born in Jerusalem, Israel. Later my parents moved to Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee, and when I grew up, have moved to the city of Haifa where I have been living ever since.

Before studying to becme a metalsmith, I worked as a secretary in a large oil company in Haifa. Even though I've worked there for 25 years, I simply hated the job, it was a real bore for me, but as I had a small child whom I wished to raise to become an independent person, I kept on at that job until she grew up. Now she is working as an Industrial Engineer, and is a wonderful person too, so that I feel I did not do so badly with her..

Before retiring, and as I have always loved to create, I decided to learn to be a silver and gold
smith, thinking that this is what I'd like to do when I retire.

I studied Jewelry Design at the External Studies department at the Wizo Academy of Design in Haifa and the Ort Technology Centre in Tel-Aviv and then continued privately with some of the best tutors in Israel.

I design and create jewelry in silver and gold combined with semi-precious stones or precious gems. I also use silver combined with gold and ancient and beach glass. Many of my items are hammered in the repousse' technique (hammered on top of a bowl of pitch) which gives them a three-dimensional or a sculptural effect. I also like to create hollow form jewelry. Some of my designs are symmetrical, such as geometrical shapes, hearts, butterflies or leaves, but I also like using asymmetrical shapes. Most of my items are either one of a kind items or limited edition jewelry...

What I mainly keep in my mind is that the purpose of jewelry is to beautify. Women should be feeling that they look beautiful and special when they wear jewelry and most of the time the jewelry that women wear teached us something about their personal taste and character.. Sometimes just a row or pearls can do the job, but on other occasions my jewelry adds a desirable effect.


You can find more information about Irith and her creations here:

Official Website:




You can make Riorita's Jewellery a part of your life:

+ You can PROMOTE Riorita's Jewellery and WIN

Riorita's GIVEAWAY!!!

The Value of the GiveAway = 35,00 $
(it includes the price of the erarrings and the shipping fee)

GiveAway ends on 15.12.2009
Winner will be choosen randomly
Participants must be at least 13 years old
Each participant MUST
leave her/his e-mail address
You may leave it in the form e. g. xxx(at)yahoo(dot)com to prevent spammers)
1 Entry = 1 Comment

To enter the Giveaway please:

  • Visit Riorita Etsy Shop and tell us in comments what is your favourite item. (1 entry)
To get more entries:
  • Heart Riorita Shop on Etsy (please leave your etsy-name in comments). (1 entry)
  • Follow Riorita on Twitter (please leave your twitter-name in comments). (1 entry)
  • Follow Riorita's Blog. (1 entry)
  • Tweet this giveaway and leave the link. (1 entry a day)
  • Update your Facebook status and leave the link. (1 entry)
  • Link this giveaway on your blog sidebar. (2 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave the link. (3 entries)
  • Post this giveaway on other websites/social networks and leave the link. (2 entries for each site)
  • Refer a friend to enter (please tell your friend she/he must state your name in his/her comment). ( 2 entries)
  • Purchase an item from Riorita Etsy Shop and leave the link of transaction (10 entries for each item)

Still want more entries?

  • Heart Shapes and Memories Shop on Etsy (please leave your etsy-name in comments). (1 entry)
  • Become a Fan of Shapes and Memories on Facebook (please leave your fan name in comments). (1 entry)
  • You are already a fan (please leave your fan name in comments). (2 entries)
  • Follow Shapes and Memories on Twitter (please leave your twitter-name in comments). (1 entry)
  • Follow our blog. (1 entry)
  • You already follow our blog. (2 entries)
  • Subscribe to the Shapes and Memories News-Letter. Send e-mail to info(at)shapesandmemories(dot)com with subject: subscribe (please leave a comment and the mail adress you have subsribed). (1 entry)

Giveaway is open worldwide. For random choice of the winner we will use The winner will have 3 days to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends 15th December. Note that we are in Germany and the giveaway will end according to local german time.

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  1. I just ADORE Irit's designs!
    What a talent! What a story!
    Thank you for this. Well done.

  2. Beautiful jewels and a wonderful story.

  3. Irith !!! You are the BUST !!!

  4. Beautiful work! What a great giveaway!

  5. fascinate story!!
    and wonderful jewellery !!
    thank you!!

  6. Wow! Great giveaway!!! I'm in!

    I love this ring:

    my mail is sphynxksy003(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. I love the citrine stone ring!

  8. Not only she does amazing art jewellery, but her intro about her life is so warm and just prompt you to like the artist straight away. I love nearly everything in her shop, but I'll go for the"Sterling silver necklace and silver beads",
    well done you!

  9. I love the facetted oval prehnite ring :) and most of her ancient earrings and sea glass pieces


  10. Thank you for telling me the name of the technique I like in hammering-- repousse! Good to know! Your interview is entertaining and educational!:D

    The Green Sea Glass Sterling necklace is fantastic!


  11. Hearted RioRita- I'm Carapace on Etsy!


  12. beautiful! thanks for a great giveaway!

    my favorite is the garnet necklace with pendant:

    wendiwinn on etsy.

  13. Love the Small square granulated earrings silver with opals. But I have to admit- it wasn't easy decision!


  14. I have hearted Riorita's store.

    My Etsy name: JoannasPhotography


  15. Now I am also following Riorita on Tweeter!

    my tweeter name: joannasfoto


  16. I like the super flower necklace the best. so pretty and unique. I am in the USA, so if that is too far to ship, I understand. Otherwise, thanks for the chance to win the earrings! Jeanette at thealldays(at)