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Pablo Castellanos

Jade and sterling silver jewelry

Loan requested: $1,500

Fully funded!

Loan term: 12 months

Interest Rate: 0%
(Interest Free for Artisan)

 
 

"I was close to an economic crisis, and Novica customers helped me lessen its impact. Novica has proven beneficial to me not only at a personal level, but also financially. I used to sell only through my workshop and I wasn't fairing very well this year. Novica promotes my work worldwide, making it so that more people have access to my collections. More importantly, I get to keep on doing what I love doing: designing and crafting jewelry. That's why I would like to say thank you for your trust in me and my work. With these funds I'll be able to make a dream come true and work on the designs I've been longing to craft and up to now was unable to do so due to a lack of money."

I would like to update my tools, have a larger stock of materials, and renovate my workshop. My goal is to develop close to 70 different designs, and that requires materials and tools that are in optimal working conditions. Many times the designs I create don't make it beyond the paper they're sketched on due to a lack of materials. A larger stock of materials would also allow me to keep crafting the designs that have become favorites among Novica customers.

About Pablo Castellanos

"Jade was a sacred stone for the Maya. This is why I use it in my designs. I also work with techniques that were used 50 years ago, without the use of machines."

"I've cultivated my artisan dreams since I was a boy. My first piece of traditional silverwork was a Maya design bracelet with quetzal birds, crafted when I was 11. I am a proud father, with...Read Full Biography

"I've cultivated my artisan dreams since I was a boy. My first piece of traditional silverwork was a Maya design bracelet with quetzal birds, crafted when I was 11. I am a proud father, with well-founded principles and values, always seeking justice, positive thought and hard work to attain everything you could want.

"I am a Guatemalan man. The youngest of four children, I was born January 25, 1980 and my grandparents started the first jewelry factory in our town. They crafted both modern and traditional jewelry.

"When my father died, we went to live with my grandparents. In 2000, my mother migrated to the United States and it was a tough moment. I was forced to be alone. But it was also an opportunity to grow and to dream about my own jewelry designs and my future. I obtained a counter for displaying silverwork and I began selling my jewelry. I started from nothing, working the silver with my own hands under guidance of my grandmother, who involved me in her workshop until I was able to design, craft and sell pieces of my own.

"Silver art was the best possible inheritance. Today I dream of opening shops in different places and being able to leave my daughter an art that has been in our family for several generations.

"I use gold, silver and copper in my work, and what I like best is when shoppers admire and appreciate my designs. I struggle every day to be the best, even though it can be difficult. Thank God I have the support of my wife and her designs. I'm in charge of the workshop and crafting process.

"Jade was a sacred stone for the Maya. This is why I use it in my designs; it helps my work be fully identified with the history, customs and traditions of my country. I also work with techniques that were used 50 years ago, without the use of machines.

"I am very grateful to show my work here, taking a little bit of everything that Guatemala is beyond our borders, and being able to live from the work I enjoy – silver crafts."

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Customer Reviews of Pablo Castellanos

I purchased the Jade cocktail ring "Mixco Lady" from Pablo Castellanos. This has been one of my favorite purchases from Novica. The ring fits true to size, the color and quality of the jade is better than what I expected, and the design is very stylish. I am a jade collector and never really know what to expect when I order online, but I am very pleased with how my ring turned out--right from the instant I took it out of the box. It only attests to the jewelry artist's high standards and attention to detail. From this experience, I will definitely be happy to buy more jade items from Pablo in the future.

Olivia

USA

 

The earrings I bought were beautifull. Finally I have jewelry back from home. Thanx Pablo Castellanos

jessica,valencia

 

I bought the "Green Jaguar" earings from this artist and am totally in love with the beautiful jade! THanks so much!

Windsong

MS

 

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