Kaleidoscope Urban: Barceolona
Laura Parra, the founder of La Parra Jewels, draws inspiration for her work from both her Spanish roots and English influenences, after many years in the UK. Her piece for Kaleidoscope Urban comes from her love of Gaudi's Barcelona architecture.
Ring, sterling silver
By La Parra Jewels
My ring is inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s iconic architecture in Barcelona, especially the roofs and the chimneys. I love his completely unique shapes and colours. The body of this piece evokes his famous organic, curved forms and is made in sterling silver, set with blue diamonds with a pale blue sapphire at the top.
Funnily enough, "Casa Mila", in my drawing below, was nearly destroyed, as people didn't understand it and it was nicknamed "La Pedrera" meaning open quarry. The building has now been restored and is part of a World Heritage Site of Gaudi's works.
Drawing of Casa Batlló by Laura Parra
Drawing of the rooftop of Casa Mila "La Pedrera" by Laura Parra