New York, NY (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
After announcing to her family that she would be a “jewelry maker” at the age of six, Elena Kriegner made jewelry for classmates and neighbors in her native Austria. After growing her passion for jewelry at a young age, she later proceeded to study at the prestigious European Jewelry Design School, where she studied arts and craftsmanship in order to become a goldsmith. Additionally, Elena worked with a lapidary in South Africa, and traveled to Greece to teach courses. In 2008, she moved to New York City after living and working from a sailboat, where she got the inspiration for her sailing cocktail ring series. She is currently working out of her Chelsea studio, designing unique and contemporary pieces of jewelry for private clients and select stores.
Elena Kriegner’s Fireworks earrings have been a success among her followers. They are available in a variety of semiprecious gemstones, including blue topaz, citrine, amethyst, green amethyst, smoky quartz, lime citrine or rose de france. Elena’s goal for the project is to raise $14,500 in funds so that she can build a stamping and bending tool that would make it a much less laborious process. If she succeeds, she will create 80 initial pairs of fireworks earrings and can then focus on the development of new jewelry designs.
Her $10,000 pledge prize, an incredible opportunity, is the orchestrating of the perfect proposal. It includes two nights in a private Manhattan apartment, where one can propose amongst the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. In addition, there is a private consultation with Elena included, where the custom engagement ring can be designed together with her.
Says Elena on working with Kickstarter “Kickstarter provides a great opportunity for a small business to materialize its creativity. I look forward to making more than one dream come true here.”
About Elena Kriegner: Internationally recognized for her contemporary and artful jewelry designs, Elena Kriegner describes her jewelry as ‘creativity materialized.’ Austrian-born and trained at the prestigious European Jewelry Design School, she knew she wanted to become a jewelry maker at the age of six, and was selling pieces by twelve. After further training and teaching in South Africa and Greece, Elena moved to New York, where she specialized in creating one-of-a-kind signature pieces for private clientele. Function, contemporary beauty, and versatility are a hallmark of her work; most pieces are interchangeable rings, earrings and pendants. She shares a studio with her sister, Herta, an internationally renowned graphic designer.