about IZASKUN ZABALA
IZASKUN ZABALA is a jewelry brand created with the intention of balancing classic sophistication with a cutting edge twist. Izaskun’s designs are meant to travel with you wherever life leads - each piece is an everyday statement.
Built on a framework of fine art, IZASKUN ZABALA marries her interest in mythology and the cosmos with design elements inspired by life’s constant search for beauty, its all encompassing force in our lives, and the way it presses us to feel. This energy informs IZASKUN ZABALA ’s sculptural and delicate point of view, further emphasized by the impeccable craftsmanship apparent in every piece. Izaskun is committed to using ethically sourced materials.
about THE DESIGNER
Izaskun’s eye for spatial composition was nurtured while growing up in the Basque Country, where her playgrounds were well known artists’ studios. She studied Fine Arts in Dublin, Ireland, developing her skills in different mediums such as clay sculpture, wood, painting, and photography. Izaskun moved to New York to pursue jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she was awarded the Elsa Peretti Scholarship by Tiffany & Co. She later earned a degree in Business.
With an understanding that all art stems from a deep understanding of self, including embracing our innate sensibility and intuition, Izaskun has recently integrated the practice of palmistry into the IZASKUN ZABALA story. She reads palms privately and virtually. Find her on IG @universalpalmistry
Learn more about Izaskun’s palmistry practice and her creative process below.
“I am driven by a passion for wearable art with a modern yet timeless design that translates my sense of beauty into physical form. Growing up, I cultivated a strong interest in craftsmanship in general, from hand sewing hair accessories to being a tattoo artist. I developed a passion for working with my hands, as I consider them my most precious tools. Coincidentally, my name, Izaskun, means ‘star in the hand’. Living in New York for twenty years has allowed me to meet and interact with people from all backgrounds within a context that prioritizes the visual arts, including sculpture, photography, painting, fashion, and architecture. Designing alongside such talent nurtures my artistic passion and refines both my creative and personal evolution as a woman and an entrepreneur. Now, back home in Spain, I choose to live simply in a finca surrounded by nature where my creative energy is flowing freely.”
Produced and directed by Polizonic Productions