I was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in Athens. I have loved colors and crafting from a very early age and soon that love turned into passion about arts and jewellery making.Ι studied interior design at Vakalo School of Art and Design and furthered my studies by attending a postgraduate course with a specialization in jewellery manufacturing.
Human relations, the body, the nature, are my main source of inspiration. However, I am also inspired by the geometric urban environment of Athens where I live and work.
Consequently, every creation of mine is a colorful ‘game’ played between childness and femininity. After experimenting with different materials I fell for the warmth, feel, and innumerable color combinations of leather.
As an interior designer I collaborated with Laura Ashley,Benetton, Sia ,HEIMTEXTIL-MESSE FRANKFURT. I Continued as a jewellery designer and participated in a group exhibition for Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Modern creations MEC, Bijorcha Paris , Inhorgenta Munich and have collaborated with the Australian Ugg Boots, Caroline Biss, Cat walk – Cyprus Fashion Days. My Collection 7pm Leather Jewels is exclusively available in selected stores all around Greece and overseas under the brand name Marina Panagiotoulia.