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Dalia Pascal

"The explosion of colors, scents, tastes, textures, handicrafts and music all had an effect on my development as an artist."

"I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, but moved to Mexico when I was just a teen. This influenced me for the rest of my... read more

"I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, but moved to Mexico when I was just a teen. This influenced me for the rest of my life. The explosion of colors, scents, tastes, textures, handicrafts and music all had an effect on my development as an artist.

"When I graduated from college with a degree in graphic design, I already had several years of experience as well as outside studies in the creative field. All this knowledge came together when I began to study silver work. A whole new world opened before my eyes when I began to shape silver.

"I started by creating fashionable pieces, incorporating gemstones into my designs. But I've always wanted to innovate. I realized I was surrounded by artisan elements created only in Mexico. When I touched them, I converted them into totally different designs, with a distinct style, adding classic yet trendy touches at the same time.

"I became close to the most outstanding artisans to try to create designs together, pieces crafted with their techniques. Without breaking away from traditional elements, these designs are innovations in a market that was saturated with more and more of the same. I had to deal with many cultural barriers, but we were able to do so successfully.

"What I saw was that these artisan traditions were dying out because the work wasn't well accepted and was poorly paid. The adult children left their ancestral heritage, and there aren't any others who were interested in continuing it.

"With assistance from several government institutions, I was able to train the artisans' children as well as other young people interested in this type of work. We offered them a constant source of work and motivated them with good pay and the opportunity to show the entire world what they are capable of creating with their hands.

"A couple of years ago, I became aware that my creativity cannot flow exclusively toward jewelry design. Instead, I look toward a new world limited only by my own effort. I began creating accessories, including handbags made from native materials as well as embroidery from other parts of Latin America. The materials vary and range from agave fibers to recycled huipiles, the loose blouses worn by indigenous women, and these have been seen in some of the most important fashion magazines of Mexico.

"My designs were originally meant for export, but I was delighted to see how well Mexico accepted them, and they can even be found in some museum shops."

39 items by Dalia Pascal

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Deborah

From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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12/22/2021

"Dainty Pearl necklace"

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This is such a pretty delicate necklace. I plan on wearing for all the holiday parties in the neck few days. It s the kind of necklace that will go with anything. Wear dressed up or casually down. Beautifully made.

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Colleen

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10/15/2021

"Beautiful"

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These are beautiful, well made, and I highly recommend!

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Seabound Treasure, Cultured Keshi Pearl and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings

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Cass

From Rochester Hills, Michigan

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10/02/2021

"Beautiful"

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My favorite piece of jewelry. The pearl is perfect. Fits perfectly. This is a must have.

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Karen

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06/21/2021

"Great Gift for Someone Who Loves Taking Photos"

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Even though the name says mirror, this necklace reminded me of an empty picture frame. I love taking photos, especially square ones, and sharing them on my social media channels. This necklace is so pretty and Ive received many compliments about it.

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Sterling silver Necklace Gift idea for women Pretty pendant Picture frame

Best Uses

  • Daily wear
  • Gift

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Barbara

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06/01/2021

"Beautiful pearls"

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Beautiful pearl necklace - well made and perfect to wear everyday.

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Maria Moss

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04/25/2021

"Circle earrings"

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I just received the earrings and have had them on ever since. They are even more beautiful in person. Truly impressive works of art.

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Journey Home, Circular Mexican Silver Button Earrings with Rhinestones

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