Shop Etsy

Featured Shop: FORMA

Dec 12, 2014

by Galit Barak

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Galit Barak, and I’m a jewelry designer and master’s student at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art. I create contemporary jewelry with geometric and minimalist lines for my label, FORMA. I live in Karkur, Israel with my partner Ronen.

etsy-featured-shop-forma-001

“Forma” is the Latin word for form, which is the main concept of my work. I aim to create the right form for an idea, feeling, or material. I like to keep my designs clean, smart and simple, and I believe that good design is very straightforward. I’m inspired by my surroundings: natural rocks and crystals, urban landscapes, architecture and mechanisms. I also work on conceptual art jewelry, where I strive to be innovative, stretch boundaries and create unfamiliar layouts.

etsy-featured-shop-forma-002
etsy-featured-shop-forma-rings

I get my ideas from staring through the open air, sometimes while daydreaming in the sunny garden and sometimes at random, when I have no place to write them down. I love how quick the process can be, from having an idea to cultivating the first prototype. I don’t usually sketch much – instead, I prefer working directly with metal wires and sheets and developing my pieces through the making. The best designs I have are the ones that came from “mistakes” and playing with different elements of the process.

etsy-featured-shop-forma-inspiration
etsy-featured-shop-forma-bracelet

Jewelry was not my first choice of discipline; for a while I sold my work to family and friends, but kept aiming for a higher education in fine art. It wasn’t until I visited the jewelry design department at Shenkar that I realized jewelry could be a platform and method for me to explore my ideas as wearable 3D objects. Etsy was the first place I presented my work to people, and soon after, I began selling.

etsy-featured-shop-forma-lapis
etsy-featured-shop-forma-necklace

My Etsy shop has been my main source of income during my studies, and I think Etsy is a wonderful platform to grow as an independent designer. My business has grown significantly over the years, with a lot of changes and transitions – some of which people thought were too dramatic. I always try to do what feels right for me. In the future, I hope to keep being true to myself, developing my work and selling my jewelry around the world. Opening a workspace and store of my own – and collaborating with other designers – is something that I look forward to.

Follow FORMA on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

All photographs by Aya Wind.

1411_instagram_banner_2
Kimora long diamond earrings, small diamond hoop earrings, minimalist diamond earrings, dainty diamond earrings, diamond bar stud earring
Kimora long diamond earrings, small diamond hoop earrings, minimalist diamond earrings, dainty diamond earrings, diamond bar stud earring
CONTOURstudio
$340.00 USD
Modern engagement ring with diamond, tiny diamond engagement ring, minimalist engagement ring 14k gold dainty diamond ring thin diamond ring
Modern engagement ring with diamond, tiny diamond engagement ring, minimalist engagement ring 14k gold dainty diamond ring thin diamond ring
CONTOURstudio
$315.00 USD
Nora, micro pave engagement ring, thin diamond band, thin wedding bands women, delicate diamond wedding band, diamond wedding band women
Nora, micro pave engagement ring, thin diamond band, thin wedding bands women, delicate diamond wedding band, diamond wedding band women
CONTOURstudio
$685.00 USD
Astrid, pave diamond necklace, 14k gold minimalist necklace, triangle diamond necklace, dainty diamond necklace, minimalist diamond necklace
Astrid, pave diamond necklace, 14k gold minimalist necklace, triangle diamond necklace, dainty diamond necklace, minimalist diamond necklace
CONTOURstudio
$520.00 USD
ALBA asymmetrical diamond pendant necklace, micro pave diamond pendant
ALBA asymmetrical diamond pendant necklace, micro pave diamond pendant
CONTOURstudio
$680.00 USD
JOAN 14k solid gold sculptural earrings
JOAN 14k solid gold sculptural earrings
CONTOURstudio
$420.00 USD
ISSA, 14k solid gold abstract pendant, gold geometric necklace
ISSA, 14k solid gold abstract pendant, gold geometric necklace
CONTOURstudio
$225.00 USD
Rectangle earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, rectangle stud earrings, geometric gold stud earrings, single stud earring, small earring set
Rectangle earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, rectangle stud earrings, geometric gold stud earrings, single stud earring, small earring set
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Mona Ring, diamonds grips ring, stackable engagement ring, unique wedding bands, modern diamond ring, thin diamond ring, pave diamond ring
Mona Ring, diamonds grips ring, stackable engagement ring, unique wedding bands, modern diamond ring, thin diamond ring, pave diamond ring
CONTOURstudio
$715.00 USD
Nugget earrings, minimalist gold stud earrings, tiny gold stud earrings, 14k gold stud earrings, small gold earrings, solid 14k gold earring
Nugget earrings, minimalist gold stud earrings, tiny gold stud earrings, 14k gold stud earrings, small gold earrings, solid 14k gold earring
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Geometric cuff bracelet, silver cuff bracelets for women, unisex cuff bracelet, open cuff bracelet silver, minimalist cuff bracelet
Geometric cuff bracelet, silver cuff bracelets for women, unisex cuff bracelet, open cuff bracelet silver, minimalist cuff bracelet
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Cookie earring / gold, minimalist silver earring, geometric gold earrings, long post stud earring gold, cocktail earring, modernist earring
Cookie earring / gold, minimalist silver earring, geometric gold earrings, long post stud earring gold, cocktail earring, modernist earring
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Tami earrings / silver, sterling silver ear jacket, sterling silver dangle earrings, long earrings, minimalist silver earrings, contour
Tami earrings / silver, sterling silver ear jacket, sterling silver dangle earrings, long earrings, minimalist silver earrings, contour
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
14K gold earrings, 14K gold post earrings, solid gold stud earring, geometric gold stud earrings, gold nugget earrings, single stud earring
14K gold earrings, 14K gold post earrings, solid gold stud earring, geometric gold stud earrings, gold nugget earrings, single stud earring
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Tiny Arc  earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, 14k gold mix and match earrings, arc earrings, mismatched studs, asymmetrical earring, stud ear
Tiny Arc earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, 14k gold mix and match earrings, arc earrings, mismatched studs, asymmetrical earring, stud ear
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Small circle earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, round stud earrings, gold circle stud earrings, single stud earring, gold mix match earrings
Small circle earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, round stud earrings, gold circle stud earrings, single stud earring, gold mix match earrings
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Triangle earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, 14k gold stud earrings, solid gold stud earrings
Triangle earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, 14k gold stud earrings, solid gold stud earrings
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Loop earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, mismatched earring, geometric gold stud earring, solid gold stud earring, mismatched studs, 14k gold
Loop earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, mismatched earring, geometric gold stud earring, solid gold stud earring, mismatched studs, 14k gold
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Michelle Ring, Geometric engagement ring, Baguette diamond ring, Baguette engagement ring, Minimalist engagement ring
Michelle Ring, Geometric engagement ring, Baguette diamond ring, Baguette engagement ring, Minimalist engagement ring
CONTOURstudio
$1,000.00 USD
T shape earrings, tiny gold stud earrings, small gold earring, minimalist gold stud earring, single stud earring, gold post earring, contour
T shape earrings, tiny gold stud earrings, small gold earring, minimalist gold stud earring, single stud earring, gold post earring, contour
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Line & Ball earrings, small gold stud earrings, tiny stud earrings gold, minimalist stud earrings, small post earrings, gold line earrings,
Line & Ball earrings, small gold stud earrings, tiny stud earrings gold, minimalist stud earrings, small post earrings, gold line earrings,
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Anchor earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, everyday earrings, solid gold stud earrings, geometric gold earrings, minimalist gold earrings
Anchor earrings, solid 14k gold earrings, everyday earrings, solid gold stud earrings, geometric gold earrings, minimalist gold earrings
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Alia earrings / silver, sterling silver dangle earrings, minimalist silver earrings, Dangle earrings, teardrop earrings, long drop earrings
Alia earrings / silver, sterling silver dangle earrings, minimalist silver earrings, Dangle earrings, teardrop earrings, long drop earrings
CONTOURstudio
$95.00 USD
Zigzag earrings, Solid 14k gold earrings, minimalist stud earrings, zig zag earrings, tiny gold stud earring, small earring set, contour
Zigzag earrings, Solid 14k gold earrings, minimalist stud earrings, zig zag earrings, tiny gold stud earring, small earring set, contour
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Lili-Rose Ring, 14k solid gold, Modern wedding ring, thin wedding band, unique wedding bands for women,14k solid gold ring, geometric gold
Lili-Rose Ring, 14k solid gold, Modern wedding ring, thin wedding band, unique wedding bands for women,14k solid gold ring, geometric gold
CONTOURstudio
$315.00 USD
Florine, 14k gold signet ring, 14k solid gold signet ring, dainty signet ring, thin signet ring, minimal gold ring, signet wedding ring
Florine, 14k gold signet ring, 14k solid gold signet ring, dainty signet ring, thin signet ring, minimal gold ring, signet wedding ring
CONTOURstudio
$442.00 USD
Rose, round cut solitaire engagement ring, simple engagement ring, modern engagement ring, solitaire engagement ring yellow gold
Rose, round cut solitaire engagement ring, simple engagement ring, modern engagement ring, solitaire engagement ring yellow gold
CONTOURstudio
$1,230.00 USD
Tiny Gold Stud Earrings, Geometric Gold Earrings, Gold Post Earrings, Simple Gold Earrings, Gold Nugget Earrings, Minimalist Gold Earrings
Tiny Gold Stud Earrings, Geometric Gold Earrings, Gold Post Earrings, Simple Gold Earrings, Gold Nugget Earrings, Minimalist Gold Earrings
CONTOURstudio
$59.00 USD
Melody Ring, minimalist diamond pinky ring, unique wedding band, thin engagement ring, pave diamond ring, modern engagement ring, thin ring
Melody Ring, minimalist diamond pinky ring, unique wedding band, thin engagement ring, pave diamond ring, modern engagement ring, thin ring
CONTOURstudio
$770.00 USD
Zahara, diamond curved wedding band, diamond curved ring, diamond enhancer ring, stackable engagement ring, pave engagement ring yellow gold
Zahara, diamond curved wedding band, diamond curved ring, diamond enhancer ring, stackable engagement ring, pave engagement ring yellow gold
CONTOURstudio
$800.00 USD
Juliette Ring, Diamond Engagement Ring
Juliette Ring, Diamond Engagement Ring
CONTOURstudio
$1,120.00 USD
Charlotte Ring, Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring, Baguette engagement ring, Baguette Diamond Ring, Baguette diamond wedding band
Charlotte Ring, Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring, Baguette engagement ring, Baguette Diamond Ring, Baguette diamond wedding band
CONTOURstudio
$1,000.00 USD
Zoe, 14k solid gold ring, 14k yellow gold ring, solid gold bar ring, 14k gold bar ring, 14k gold stacking rings, geometric wedding ring gold
Zoe, 14k solid gold ring, 14k yellow gold ring, solid gold bar ring, 14k gold bar ring, 14k gold stacking rings, geometric wedding ring gold
CONTOURstudio
$460.00 USD
Wendy Ring, 14k solid gold, Modern wedding ring, thin wedding bands women, delicate gold ring, yellow gold wedding band, simple gold ring
Wendy Ring, 14k solid gold, Modern wedding ring, thin wedding bands women, delicate gold ring, yellow gold wedding band, simple gold ring
CONTOURstudio
$385.00 USD
Lara Ring, 14k solid gold, yellow gold wedding band, white gold wedding, unique wedding band, modern wedding ring, simple wedding ring
Lara Ring, 14k solid gold, yellow gold wedding band, white gold wedding, unique wedding band, modern wedding ring, simple wedding ring
CONTOURstudio
$385.00 USD
Amber Earrings, gold asymmetrical earrings, mismatched earrings gold, gold statement earrings, geometric gold earrings, long gold earrings
Amber Earrings, gold asymmetrical earrings, mismatched earrings gold, gold statement earrings, geometric gold earrings, long gold earrings
CONTOURstudio
$139.00 USD
Adriana, 14k gold cocktail ring, modern gold ring, geometric gold ring, solid gold statement ring, 14k gold bar ring, 14k gold gemstone ring
Adriana, 14k gold cocktail ring, modern gold ring, geometric gold ring, solid gold statement ring, 14k gold bar ring, 14k gold gemstone ring
CONTOURstudio
$1,000.00 USD
Johanna Ring, 14k solid gold, modern wedding ring, 14k gold wedding band, thin wedding ring, delicate gold ring, simple gold ring, 14k gold
Johanna Ring, 14k solid gold, modern wedding ring, 14k gold wedding band, thin wedding ring, delicate gold ring, simple gold ring, 14k gold
CONTOURstudio
$340.00 USD
Penelope Ring, minimalistic pave diamonds ring,multi stone ring, yellow gold engagement ring, diamond wedding band, unique wedding band
Penelope Ring, minimalistic pave diamonds ring,multi stone ring, yellow gold engagement ring, diamond wedding band, unique wedding band
CONTOURstudio
$1,000.00 USD
Mia, minimalist engagement ring, micro pave engagement ring, dainty pave ring, delicate diamond wedding band, diamond enhancer ring gold
Mia, minimalist engagement ring, micro pave engagement ring, dainty pave ring, delicate diamond wedding band, diamond enhancer ring gold
CONTOURstudio
$570.00 USD
Lia Ring, diamond engagement ring, stackable diamond rings, stackable engagement ring, pave diamond ring, thin wedding bands, diamond ring
Lia Ring, diamond engagement ring, stackable diamond rings, stackable engagement ring, pave diamond ring, thin wedding bands, diamond ring
CONTOURstudio
$515.00 USD
Iris Ring, Princess cut diamond ring
Iris Ring, Princess cut diamond ring
CONTOURstudio
$1,150.00 USD
Emilie, round cut diamond engagement ring, solitaire gold engagement ring, minimalist engagement ring yellow gold, modern engagement ring
Emilie, round cut diamond engagement ring, solitaire gold engagement ring, minimalist engagement ring yellow gold, modern engagement ring
CONTOURstudio
$1,260.00 USD
Lilia, 14k gold dangle earrings, 14k gold bar earrings, 14k gold stud earrings, solid gold dangle earrings, solid gold drop earrings,
Lilia, 14k gold dangle earrings, 14k gold bar earrings, 14k gold stud earrings, solid gold dangle earrings, solid gold drop earrings,
CONTOURstudio
$240.00 USD
Audrey, solitaire gold engagement ring, white diamond engagement ring, round diamond solitaire engagement ring, round cut diamond ring gold
Audrey, solitaire gold engagement ring, white diamond engagement ring, round diamond solitaire engagement ring, round cut diamond ring gold
CONTOURstudio
$1,260.00 USD
Talia Ring, 14k solid gold, geometric gold ring, gold statement ring, matte gold ring, 14k Solid yellow gold ring, gold bar ring, contour
Talia Ring, 14k solid gold, geometric gold ring, gold statement ring, matte gold ring, 14k Solid yellow gold ring, gold bar ring, contour
CONTOURstudio
$715.00 USD
Small Alice Ring, 14k solid gold, triangle ring,  14k yellow gold ring, geometric gold ring, thin gold ring, gold statement ring, contour
Small Alice Ring, 14k solid gold, triangle ring, 14k yellow gold ring, geometric gold ring, thin gold ring, gold statement ring, contour
CONTOURstudio
$400.00 USD
Amanda, triangle diamond earrings, 14k gold earrings with diamonds, solid gold diamond studs, tiny diamond earring studs, micro pave earring
Amanda, triangle diamond earrings, 14k gold earrings with diamonds, solid gold diamond studs, tiny diamond earring studs, micro pave earring
CONTOURstudio
$390.00 USD
Large circle earrings, gold stud earrings 14k, single stud earring, gold dot earrings, gold circle stud earrings, gold post earrings, 14k
Large circle earrings, gold stud earrings 14k, single stud earring, gold dot earrings, gold circle stud earrings, gold post earrings, 14k
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Skyler earrings, mismatched earrings gold, minimalist gold earrings, geometric gold earrings, double sided earring, long post stud earrings
Skyler earrings, mismatched earrings gold, minimalist gold earrings, geometric gold earrings, double sided earring, long post stud earrings
CONTOURstudio
$105.00 USD
Asymmetric earrings, architectural earrings, modern statement earrings silver, geometric statement earrings, statement hoop earrings
Asymmetric earrings, architectural earrings, modern statement earrings silver, geometric statement earrings, statement hoop earrings
CONTOURstudio
$129.00 USD
Minimalist silver cuff bracelets for women, open cuff bracelet silver, geometric cuff bracelet, modern silver cuff bracelet, minimalist cuff
Minimalist silver cuff bracelets for women, open cuff bracelet silver, geometric cuff bracelet, modern silver cuff bracelet, minimalist cuff
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
Farrah, solid gold statement necklace, bridal necklace gold, solid 14k fringe necklace, solid gold necklace for womens, gold bridal necklace
Farrah, solid gold statement necklace, bridal necklace gold, solid 14k fringe necklace, solid gold necklace for womens, gold bridal necklace
CONTOURstudio
$1,285.00 USD
DUO Minimalist gold cz ring, architectural gold ring
DUO Minimalist gold cz ring, architectural gold ring
CONTOURstudio
$135.00 USD
Farrah, gold statement necklace, solid 14k fringe necklace, solid gold necklace for womens, solid 14k gold necklace, yellow gold necklace
Farrah, gold statement necklace, solid 14k fringe necklace, solid gold necklace for womens, solid 14k gold necklace, yellow gold necklace
CONTOURstudio
$1,285.00 USD
Kelly, triangle 14k gold necklace, triangle 14k gold pendant, 14k gold minimalist necklace, 14k gold triangle necklace, long triangle
Kelly, triangle 14k gold necklace, triangle 14k gold pendant, 14k gold minimalist necklace, 14k gold triangle necklace, long triangle
CONTOURstudio
$240.00 USD
Long geometric necklace, minimalist gold necklace, architectural necklace, minimalist statement necklace gold, mobile necklace gold ball
Long geometric necklace, minimalist gold necklace, architectural necklace, minimalist statement necklace gold, mobile necklace gold ball
CONTOURstudio
$139.00 USD
Modern cuff bracelet, gold open cuff bracelet, minimalist cuff bracelet gold cuff bracelets for women geometric cuff bracelet statement cuff
Modern cuff bracelet, gold open cuff bracelet, minimalist cuff bracelet gold cuff bracelets for women geometric cuff bracelet statement cuff
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD
DUO Sterling silver CZ ring, geometric silver ring
DUO Sterling silver CZ ring, geometric silver ring
CONTOURstudio
$135.00 USD
Gold triangle stud earrings, 14k gold stud earrings, geometric gold earrings,mismatched stud earrings, Geometric Gold Stud Earrings, contour
Gold triangle stud earrings, 14k gold stud earrings, geometric gold earrings,mismatched stud earrings, Geometric Gold Stud Earrings, contour
CONTOURstudio
$99.00 USD

202 comments

Sign in to add your own