Born in Slovakia, artist Andrea Janosik began creating her signature pieces combining leather and metal while still a student at the Parsons School of Design in New York. She won the 2007 Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award for her well-crafted work and creative use of materials. To learn more about Janosik, you can read an interview with her at For the Love of Jewels.... Or, to see more jewelry by Andrea Janosik, visit her website. I like the offbeat, unusual nature of her work and use of vibrant colors. How about you?