"My greatest challenge was definitely when I left a stable job and risked everything to do what I really love… The experience has strengthened me emotionally, and I am completely happy."
"I was born in the magical city of Lima on April 24, 1980. My father has a small business and my mother was a homemaker. They instilled in me good moral values and a love for school. I spent my childhood having fun with my friends, doing the things children do.
"My mother has always enjoyed handicrafts and I was fascinated by the different articles she made. From her, I learned the focus, perseverance and passion for doing what we love in life.
"I've worked with silver jewelry since 2009. At first, I saw it as an opportunity, and learned the crafting techniques. But as time passed, I realized it was more than this, that designing is a way to express art through jewelry. Silver jewelry — and especially filigree — has a special attraction for each person. I feel proud of my work.
"I like to spend my free time visiting places outside the city, reading, or going to the cinema and theater. I like to get away from the city and experience a world that is simpler and more peaceful.
"I consider my work to be something very special. It's like a feeling. Every design that we create is crafted thinking of the person who will wear it. We put 100 percent of our dedication into each piece.
"My motivation is my family. They have supported me, always. I want my workshop to grow and be successful so that they'll feel proud of me.
"The techniques we use and our original designs are our hallmark.
"Like everyone else, I've had tough times in my life. My greatest challenge was definitely when I left a stable job and risked everything to do what I really love. This gives a greater motivation and passion to everything I do. The experience has strengthened me emotionally, and I am completely happy.
"All our work is crafted by hand, which brings an added value to each piece. We create our jewelry with love and joy. We know you'll like our designs as much as we do."
Like a bright harvest moon in the night sky, a sterling silver circle captivates with inspiring elegance. By Peru's José Antonio Ibeibarriaga, the black leather bracelet is crafted by hand and accentuated with brushed-satin sterling silver.
Ana Cristina Llapa evokes strength and bravery with the design of this modern bracelet for men. Crafted of quality black leather, the wristband is detailed with two bands of sterling silver and studs resembling screws.
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