Press / Editorial

Misha's bold designs in jewelry have made appearances in the media from the very beginning. Her highly individual concepts, enhanced by the unconventional use of materials, texture, and color, make these designs absolute magnets to fashion editors, photographers, stylists, entertainers, and models alike. Misha has made a strong contribution to history, setting trends in ethnic and artisanal jewelry.


In addition to her own unique creations, Misha has done freelance design and manipulation for a wide range of companies. For POLO/Ralph Lauren, she led a freelance team, creating beautiful beaded patterns for a daring, African-inspired Couture collection. For an extended period of time, she worked closely with the Liz Claiborne jewelry design team. And, she regularly hand-beaded garment samples for Dana Buchman,Wathne, Enrique Martinez, and several independent fashion designers. In addition, Misha created a menagerie of fun-loving novelty items for Save The Children and Precious Moments, on behalf of EFS International. Other companies she has worked for include Vetta International, Jules New York, and Olivia Miller.

Teaching Artist

The ability to bring art into the life of a child is, perhaps, the most rewarding aspect of talent for Misha. She was lead Artist in Residency at Congreso Girls' Center in Philadelphia for the summer of 2003. The project entailed an intense course in painting, and the ultimate transformation of the organization's virgin warehouse space. Misha regularly instructs visual arts for The Children's Art Carnival, and for the Curriculum Arts Program at Symphony Space, where she teaches in the American, African, and Asian Studies programs. This year, Misha looks forward to leading the Wearable Art Program for ACSC in conjunction with Children's Aid & Family Services in New Jersey.