Jewelry designer Ayala Naphtali draws inspiration from ancient alphanumeric systems, contemporary architecture and her own personal, cultural history. She is intrigued with balance and proportion and feels that each of her pieces must find its axis on the wearer. She creates work with elegance and minimal, bold forms.
The choice of a particular material is often the motivation for the artist to design a specific piece. Its texture, color and versatility influence the end result. Some materials are hand dyed or carved. Other techniques she utilizes include forging, fabricating and casting. Different combinations of techniques allow her to make jewelry pieces with dimension and volume, but without excessive weight.