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Night and day repeat themselves in an eternal sequence. Fashioned of silver bathed in 22k gold, the radiant charms hang from a sleek cuff bracelet. The beauty of the heavens takes shape in the hands of Carlos Muñoz.
"...celestial elements were venerated by our ancestors and have fascinated me all my life."
"Hi, I'm Carlos Muñoz. I come from a small city in central Mexico. After graduating from high school, I went to the U.S. to study English. When I returned to Mexico, I was accepted to the university in the School of Fine Arts.
"It was there that I began to take private lessons in areas that interested me - drawing, painting and jewelry making. I opened a small studio workshop where I drew suns and moons. These celestial elements were venerated by our ancestors and have fascinated me all my life.
"My jewelry making process begins by sculpting the design in wax and casting a mold around it. When the molten silver is poured into the mold, the wax melts and runs out. Then I add details by hand, covering the parts where I don't want gold with a special enamel. The pieces are subjected to an electroplating process with 22k gold. Then we clean and polish the jewelry. I also work in silver with papier mache.
"My designs are related with the firmament, each with an individual personality that reveals my Mexican essence. I've been able to offer work to others in a community setting, and I'm proud to continue our silver tradition."
My niece was thrilled with this gorgeous sun pendant. Carlos does wonderful work.
Received my ""Moon and Stars"" ring today. It's simply elegant and I love the combination of silver and gold. Very light in feel, but quite sturdily made. Will return for a pair of the sun theme earrings.....just as soon as I can settle on which ones! Bravo, Mr. Munoz and my thanks for this handsome, original ring.
I just received my ""setting sun"" pendant and it is just beautiful! Arrived quickly and packaged very well. I love your work, Carlos??