"My inspiration comes from my children, a daughter and a son, who fill my house with happiness and give me strength to try new things every day."
"My full name is Jacqueline Susana Lopez Alva, born on 20 May, 1976. I owe my artistic inclinations to my mother, who used to be a fashion designer. Art flows through my veins and I am proud of that.
"I have always enjoyed designing, particularly jewelry. I used to go to nearby markets searching for a necklace or a bracelet, but I was never completely satisfied with what I saw. So, I used to buy more than one, tear them apart, and make one piece according to my own design. Eventually I decided to learn about design and silversmith techniques, so I visited several workshops and learn from those who would have me around.
"I haven't stopped ever since. My jewelry designs fill me with satisfaction. I enjoy the challenge of searching for an adequate finish, and I especially love to combine silver with colorful gemstones.
"My motivation comes from knowing that someone might feel happy when they wear my designs. My inspiration comes from my children, a daughter and a son, who fill my house with happiness and give me strength to try new things every day."
"Llamas have been so helpful to us since the days of the Inca Empire," says Patricia Jara as she celebrates the camelids with the endearing design of these earrings. They are crafted by hand with sterling silver and opal, another treasure of the Andes.
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