"I started by picking up the tiny remnants of copper... Now I have become a designer of copper jewelry."
"Hola! My name is Olimpia and I was born in a village renowned for its copper legacy. I grew up around copper workshops, for my family has been dedicated to this craft for many generations.
"At the moment I go to university and study Design, because I always wanted to do something different, of my own. I started by picking up the tiny remnants of copper that were scattered on the floor and began to create different jewelry pieces with them. Now I have become a designer of copper jewelry.
"To make my jewelry I start by hammering copper into the desired shape. I use wire to make the chains, and copper beads of different sizes and shapes. The threading is done by hand and once finished I coat them with enamel to preserve copper's natural glow.
"I design the jewelry during the weekdays, when I'm at university, and when I go home at the weekends I make the pieces in the workshop. This way, when I graduate I will already have started my own little business.
"Copper has always been an essential part of my life and I would like to share with people around the world the different facets of this noble metal."
Maria Belen Nilson finds inspiration in Mexican vintage artistry for the lovely design of these earrings. The heart earrings are crafted by hand with sterling silver featuring an antiqued finish that underscores bright copper hearts at the center.
By Lupita Betancourt, this stunning necklace is inspired by the folk dances of Michoacan. Copper is a traditional craft in Santa Clara, while braided leather demonstrates another traditional art. The original design forms part of the designer's Weaver....read more
By Lupita Betancourt, this stunning necklace is braided by hand. Copper working is a traditional craft in Santa Clara del Cobre, and the antiqued ribbons contrast beautifully with the crimson cords. This original design forms part of the designer's Weaver....read more
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