"I enjoy transmitting the genius and creativity of Peruvian crafts, which are always present in each piece of my jewelry."
"Hi, I'm Viviana Vélez Bendezu. I was born in Lima on April 3, 1972. I became involved in the world of handicrafts through a friend. One day we were talking and he told me he was crafting items with bull horn. At the time, I needed something to do, so I began selling his designs.
"My mother was looking at his pieces one day and said, 'Listen, Viviana, what if you added silver and began to create your own designs?' I thought about it and realized she was right. I could create my own pieces, something different, and that's how I began in 2004. I discovered that my jewelry was well accepted.
"I'd describe this art as a process of expansion and being able to make this Peruvian art better known. It's really gratifying to see what can be done with this material and that people look good wearing different items.
"I'm motivated to achieve new handcrafted designs, and give people the opportunity to become acquainted with them. I enjoy transmitting the genius and creativity of Peruvian crafts, which are always present in each piece of my jewelry.
"For me, life is a constant challenge. What's important is how we focus our experiences and, overall, our attitude when facing them. Each challenge generates a new experience.
Thank you, Novica, for giving us the opportunity to show our art to the world, so that people can see and investigate the rich cultural beauty of so many regions. And also, that they can get to know the artisans behind each product."
"Nuada is our most gifted carver here in Bali and helped us develop this design," Warren and Robbin say. They give his name to a trio of bangles with sublime artistry. They are crafted by hand of natural horn and embellished with silver.
Crafted by hand, three bangle bracelets come to life in water buffalo horn. Warren and Robbin explore minimalist art with this imaginative design. Because each is created from natural horn, shape and size can vary.
In shades of black with a touch of gray, this bull horn bracelet is admirable. After carving and shaping the beads, Collins Amanatey Korle crafts the stretch bracelet by hand. He calls his design Korleki, which in the Ada language means "first....read more
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