"I love the creative processes, that artistic sensitivity that lets me reveal the beauty of each person who wears my designs. Each piece brings an enchantment of its own…."
"From childhood, I had already developed abilities such as sewing, knitting and crocheting. And I loved pretty stones and decorations. I was also interested in sculpture. As time went by, I found myself captivated by jewelry and, naturally, from there I became interested in designing and crafting it.
"I learned the first steps with a teacher, and then began creating my own crafting techniques. In 2008, I began studying jewelry design, and also experimented with all the crafting methods I already knew.
"I'm currently involved in with the National Service of Industrial Learning to teach accessory design and elaboration using a variety of craft techniques.
"I had already developed several methods for creating jewelry and accessories. But to become a professional, I enrolled in a university to specialize in jewelry, where I learned a great deal about its history and evolution, culture, materials, techniques and creative processes. Today I give lectures and lead workshops.
"I use materials such as silver, gold, metal leaf, natural gemstones, crystals, crochet cotton and cords, and fabrics. Some pieces are done on my work bench where I make the prototype. I then illustrate the process and commission the production to a jewelry workshop, but work hand-in-hand with them from sourcing the materials to the final finished design.
"The rest of my designs are crafted with my own tools and stock of natural stones, crystals, metals and other materials. I always say that my designs are my own, as they represent the first step in the entire process. I make the creation and am present during the entire process. When I need to use a machine, they are borrowed. And I reuse any materials that are left.
"I love the creative processes, that artistic sensitivity that lets me reveal the beauty of each person who wears my designs. Each piece brings an enchantment of its own that previously existed only as a feeling. My challenge is to make a shopper the most beautiful, happiest and most confident person. I adore helping the wearer build her unique identity and subtly enhance her beauty.
"As far as technique, I use braiding, macramé and crocheting. I sculpt the shapes in wax to cast them in silver or gold. I also use 3-D modeling, and make artistic and technical drawings.
"I look for an inner delicacy, for sensitivity and love. From there, I seek the elements of nature, and shapes for the different kinds of people. I follow fashion and jewelry trends, natural stones, pearls, for the emotions, behaviors, tendencies and looks I imagine.
"My professional life began in the area of administration. Little by little I introduced my artisan work at the same time until this became my main activity. I worked in companies, and also as a designer for private clients. Now, I'm assisting private customers and companies. I also take orders from shops. I work alone, but hire assistants for certain orders. My sister helps me with the office work.
"During this career, I have taught my craft to a number of people and believe this has made me more productive. Teaching is also like a kind of therapy for me."