"I create only pieces that express the love I have inside me. Now I am happy to cross the limits of my small city to show my creations to everyone through Novica."
"From the time I was a child, I was known in my family as the "little artist." And from a tender age I worked at some creative activity or another. At eleven years old, I began to build my own toys, always following the principle of reusing and recycling materials. I crafted things dear to me from different kinds of scraps I found at the car repair shops in my neighborhood.
"When I was 16, I began a technical course in industrial mechanics, and began working in an automotive garage at the same time. I used discarded car parts to create sculptures of every kind. Then I went to work at a carpentry shop where they crafted furniture, and during my lunch break I entertained myself making sculptures and miniatures with every type of recycled material – wood and metal.
"Some years later, I made my first necklace especially for my girlfriend, using seeds and natural stones, and it was such a success that I received several orders from friends. This was the beginning of my work as an artisan in natural jewels. It gives me a lot of pleasure, and I still reuse and recycle, creating only pieces that express the love I have inside me. Now I am happy to cross the limits of my small city to show my creations to everyone through Novica."
Gabriel Silva pays tribute to the quetzal with these beautiful earrings. Prized for its elegant plumage, the bird is a symbol of Guatemala. The artisan depicts the splendid creatures in silhouette to grace exquisite silver dangles.
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