Handcrafted silver filigree jewelry in Mexico
"I love its complexity and charm, the shine of the silver — filigree jewelry has a magic all its own.""I'm from Bogota, Colombia. When I was 23, I came to Mexico to study for a PhD in Chemistry and today I live in Baja California.
"I decided to quit my job in the university to focus in what had been a hobby — I wanted to develop a serious jewelry-crafting project.
"I should mention that I've had a special interest in jewelry since I was a young girl. Silver and the Colombian momposina filigree of Santa Cruz de Mompox fascinate me.
"I took courses in haute jewelry in Bogota, and focused on deepening my knowledge of the filigree technique with a teacher in Mompox, where this craft form originated.
"I love its complexity and charm, the shine of the silver — filigree jewelry has a magic all its own.
"One of the keys to jewelry art is to be patient and perseverant. Along with experience, these have made all the difference for me on my creative path as an artisan.
"Transforming silver into filigree is quite a challenge, but this is precisely what I love most about it. I love how the process is done totally by hand to create designs that are unique.
"My great inspiration is based in the culture of the cosmos and macrocosms, in being conscious that we are a part of everything.
"Today, I work with my husband and my mother. I do the designing and they look after organizing and logistics.
"I hope to continue perfecting my technique to I can reach more people who love silver."