"Few people get to work at what they love, what they were born to do. I combine techniques from knitting and crochet with the art of silverwork. My art is the way I express my emotions."
"I was born on February 11 in the city of Lima, where I grew up with my parents. I was always a good student and I excelled in the arts. I took as many courses as I found, and I learned my passion was in things I could develop with my own initiative. I especially liked jewelry in all its forms. In 2004, I began studying jewelry and began making my own accessories and designs. That's when I decided this would be my life's work.
"It's not easy to take that first step, though, and give your whole effort to just one thing. There were moments when I thought I'd never get anywhere with my art. At the beginning, I made my own jewelry for friends and family. When I saw they liked my designs, I decided I would do this art that I totally love.
"At home, I'm always designing jewelry. I also love volleyball, even though I haven't played for some time.
"Few people get to work at what they love, what they were born to do. I combine techniques from knitting and crochet with the art of silverwork. My art is the way I express my emotions. I tend to create different jewelry designs depending on my mood and how I feel. My motivation comes from my family, but I also want to get ahead in the field I chose. It was a challenge I accepted and the art I live for. Many times, art isn't recognized and people don't appreciate it as it deserves."
Ghana's Ila Suleyman designs a bold cuff for today's woman. He crafts the bracelet with bright yellow leather over recycled PVC pipe. This original design is named Antiri, the Mamprusi word for "Sun Princess."
Ila Suleyman designs a bold cuff for the modern woman. He crafts the bracelet with dark brown leather creating subtle grooves. The base of the bracelet is crafted by recycling a PVC pipe. This original design is named Dasba, the Mamprusi word....read more
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