Earthquake

My Etsy shop will be closed until October 2. 

Mexico was hit by two major earthquakes. The first (on September 7) hit the southern states, and the second (on September 19) hit the central areas of the country. 

My family and loved ones are safe, but many parts of Mexico are still in chaos. Many buildings fell, others were severely damaged, and thousands of people lost everything. If you can help, here's a list of reliable relief efforts that take online donations.

Thank you!


Amulet 4 and 5

If we’re willing to simply be curious, our true nature starts to reveal itself.
— Lissa Rankin

Amulet 4 and 5.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Amulet 2 and 3

The beast within is also your teacher.

Amulet 2 and 3.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.
 


Postal service delays in the US

Welcome to all of you who are new to my work and my Etsy shop! I am honored to meet such beautiful kindred spirits.

If you live in the US and purchased my jewelry in the past few weeks, I want you to know that there will be postal service delays in the US due to damage caused by hurricanes in the southern distribution centers. Packages will now be sent from Mexico to New York and be distributed to the rest of the country from there. 

I hope it's not a big delay, but it may add a couple of weeks to the usual 2-5 week delivery time.

Thank you so much for your patience! 

Amulet 1

Animals and symbols often show up in my dreams. I always ask what they mean to me, because through them, I can get to know deeper parts of my mind. Sometimes they represent fears, but other times, strengths I didn't know I had. 

Amulet 1.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver. 
Soon in my online shop.


Abierto Mexicano de Diseño

I've been away for a while, and I wanted to thank you for your kind comments on Instagram and Facebook. Your encouragement means the world to me!

Since I last wrote, I have so much to be grateful for:

My dad is finally home after a long stint at the hospital

We survived last night's earthquake

It's been 10 years this month since I took my first jewelry class

I sold my 800th piece on Etsy!


I've also had lots of fun making amulets with Art Clay. The group you see here will be exhibited in the Abierto Mexicano de Diseño from October 18-22, in downtown Mexico City. 

I will continue to add to this series next week. Every piece will be available in my online shop. 

Have a wonderful and inspiring weekend!


Art Clay Exhibit

I was invited by Art Clay Silver to design jewelry pieces for this year's Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, an international design festival that promotes Mexican designers and artists. The event will take place in October in several historic buildings in downtown Mexico City. 

Art Clay is a maleable medium that lets me turn my drawings into three dimensions. I'll be working on my proposals all week. I hope I can show you previews!


Liberated

I love the freedom of short hair and long, lightweight earrings. 

Liberated earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
This Monday in my online shop.


Interconnected

What happens to one of us, happens to all of us. 

Interconnected earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Duality

I am the sun and the moon.

Duality earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Fire Earrings

For this series, I used wire to draw. I wanted lines to evoke energy rather than form.

Fire earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Eclipse

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.
— Victor Hugo

Eclipse earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Etsy Featured Shop

I am so grateful to have my work and story featured on the Etsy blog.

The article is part of an inspiring series called Featured Shops, and was beautifully written by Valerie Rains, Senior Editor at Etsy. We spoke on Skype a few weeks ago about the motifs and themes of my childhood, a quest for self-discovery that took me across the globe, and how I found my creative voice.

The Etsy blog has been a source of inspiration for me. I have learnt about business and creativity, and have vicariously traveled the world through the lens of each featured artist. Take a plunge, you will be enriched!


Layers

You are light and you are shadow. 

Layered earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Shell

When life strips away everything you are not, you are left with who you really are. 

Shell earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Intertwined

And when you thought your life was finally yours, you realize it is inseparable from those around you. 

Intertwined earrings.
Handmade with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.