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"What motivates my art is nature, a work of art, a painting, a landscape, a culture… anything that fills my soul and spirit."
"I was born in Lima on July 15, 1967. My mother always had an artistic tendency, especially for craftwork. In school, I got good grades and did well in English and French. After graduation, I continued taking courses in jewelry and design.
"My debut in the world of jewelry came in 2007, when I enrolled in an academy in Lima for a course in making silver jewelry. When I discovered the fascinating world of jewelry — and, especially, working with silver, which is such a noble metal — I decided to set up a jewelry workshop. I design pieces mainly for men, such as cufflinks and bracelets. Eventually I included jewelry for women and children as well as leather handbags.
"A surprising story is how I became interested in creating jewelry, and this was thanks to a foreign friend I met. She shared her interest in crafting jewelry by hand and showed me things about my own country that I didn't know. I thought, how can a foreigner know more than I do about the country where I've lived since I was born? So I decided to research and get to know what my country has to offer, and I discovered a fascinating world of materials and natural resources.
"My hobbies have always been things I enjoy. I've always liked decorating, and creating my own look and style. Ever since I was a girl, I designed my own clothing and I'd wear accessories I made myself. I really enjoy going to art galleries and museums, and I greatly appreciate artisan work from everywhere.
"I'd define my jewelry style as bohemian chic. That is, my designs are unique, fashionable, with a style of their own. They combine materials such as leather, bull horn, silver and stones that, together, form original and elegant pieces. My jewelry is designed for the contemporary woman and it is versatile, because it can be worn for day and evening.
"I find inspiration in my work because I'm always on top of what's new in fashion — this is my world.
"What motivates my art is nature, a work of art, a painting, a landscape, a culture… anything that fills my soul and spirit. I am also motivated when I see a finished piece, when a person wears it almost every day and compliments my work.
"Social work is also very important to me, being able to help as many Peruvian artisans as I can by giving them work and helping them improve the quality and design of their work.
"Through my designs, I try to transmit the value of the elements that we have in Peru… the value of silver and of natural materials such as bull horn and leather. I want to continue developing my own style that characterizes my pieces, always showcasing the combinations of natural materials.
"Everything that has to do with the world of jewelry is the best thing that has happened to me. Jewelry is what drives me day to day to continue creating and working to express my feelings and sense of taste and fashion.
"Like everyone, I've had a number of moments in life that have made me who I am. But my greatest challenge has been making my dream come true. My dream of creating jewelry and being able to sell it, and to one day have my own shop. I want to develop my own brand and express my emotions and the feelings I have inside through my jewelry.
"Through my jewelry, you can get to know my homeland, Peru. You'll see the value of handcrafted work, the qualities of silver. The versatility of working with silver and its different finishes, textures and shine. I want to tell you that my jewelry is original, and I am constantly seeking innovation in materials and design, to create collections that reflect a unique style."
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