“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves” – Shakespeare
Hozoni Designs was born from the creative synergy and vision of husband and wife duo, Daniele and Steve Passantino. Daniele, an actor and writer, was inspired to make jewelry after visiting Sedona, AZ one year. She had admired a ring that contained a rough aquamarine, and was captured by the beauty of the raw stone in a simple setting. She was inspired to learn how to make her own and soon registered for her first metalworking technique class, beginning her jewelry composition and fabrication journey. Daniele’s design elements capture her edgy side, yet maintain an element of elegance and sophistication.
Steve has been creating many types of art, including drawings, oil paintings and photography, since he was a child. He’s also a classic car enthusiast who early in his career, worked in auto body shops and restored a number of vintage cars, which is where he first learned to work with metal. With his wife pursuing jewelry design and fabrication, it was only a matter of time before Steve joined in and became hooked. You can see the artistic and metalworking elements from Steve’s art and auto body backgrounds in many of Hozoni’s items.