Journal

Developing a Collection: My Process

Developing a Collection: My Process

     I've talked about the intricacies of how our jewelry is made, but I haven't yet touched on the process of developing a collection. It's more than just simply sketching out a design and handing it to our artisans. No, my process from research to product development is just as complex and intricate as how our pieces are made. To give you an idea, the Pintados collection is a culmination of nearly two years worth of research and development before it finally became a cohesive collection. Here's a look at my process. (Left) The Mayari and Urduja cuffs; (right)...

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Una Artesana: A Jewelry Project

Una Artesana: A Jewelry Project

     I’ve always wanted make the leap from designer to maker. For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved working with my hands to create things, so learning to craft jewelry myself was the next logical step in becoming an actual jeweller. To start, I was supposed to take metal smithing classes earlier this year, but as with many other things, the pandemic put a halt to those plans. 2020, amirite? (Above) One of the plans that didn't pan out was the release of my third collection, which I've made the heart-wrenching decision to postpone to next year.  ...

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Staying Creative in Quarantine (Or Trying to)

Staying Creative in Quarantine (Or Trying to)

No, this isn't that kind of post. This is just a fun little list of stuff I've been doing to stay sane in lockdown. Movie and tv show recs included.

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The Craft of Philippine Shell Inlay

The Craft of Philippine Shell Inlay

Finally, a close up look at how our inlay is made.

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Seashells Pt. 2: The Pintados Collection

Seashells Pt. 2: The Pintados Collection

The second instalment in our seashell series. This post is all about the shells we use in the Pintados Collection.

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