Inlay  In Northern Mexican culture, leather has great importance in its artisanal and commercial use. This collection explores leather in jewelry as the main focus to harness and communicate the importance of the material by a minimal framework. The leather used is recycled from a small leather workshop in Mexico.

Inlay
In Northern Mexican culture, leather has great importance in its artisanal and commercial use. This collection explores leather in jewelry as the main focus to harness and communicate the importance of the material by a minimal framework. The leather used is recycled from a small leather workshop in Mexico.

  Tough Grit  I came from the desert: A place with dark, open night skies that upon looking, give sight to infinite shinning stars. It is a place where the weathered wear & tear of embossed leather saddles are tangible reminders of the dust and wind in your face and the recalled sensation of burning skin.  In the desert, accessorizing means decade old, hand forged, muddy silver spurs, hanging spin-less as they await the morning ride. It means embroidered lines and pearl snap buttons, upon sun drenched crisp white patterned floral shirts, already thin as air from wear. In a barren landscape, it is sharp, raw simplicity that takes the spotlight. Tough Grit is inspired by the desert, its spirit and crudeness. Where silver contrasts the artisanal hand cut Mexican Turquoise and Agate from the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts and the Amber from Chiapas and Obsidian stand as solid reminders of   traditions not lost in time.

Tough Grit
I came from the desert: A place with dark, open night skies that upon looking, give sight to infinite shinning stars.
It is a place where the weathered wear & tear of embossed leather saddles are tangible reminders of the dust and wind in your face and the recalled sensation of burning skin. 
In the desert, accessorizing means decade old, hand forged, muddy silver spurs, hanging spin-less as they await the morning ride.
It means embroidered lines and pearl snap buttons, upon sun drenched crisp white patterned floral shirts, already thin as air from wear.
In a barren landscape, it is sharp, raw simplicity that takes the spotlight. Tough Grit is inspired by the desert, its spirit and crudeness. Where silver contrasts the artisanal hand cut Mexican Turquoise and Agate from the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts and the Amber from Chiapas and Obsidian stand as solid reminders of traditions not lost in time.

  Memories  Exploring what Mexico means to people was the main focus of this collection. Each piece has a story behind it. Memories, culture and people were the inspiration, conveying a variety of feelings towards this region. A form, an idea, a feeling or a concept was taken from a particular photograph provided by a collaborator and a piece was created; people's own idea of Mexico is represented in each piece. 

Memories
Exploring what Mexico means to people was the main focus of this collection. Each piece has a story behind it.
Memories, culture and people were the inspiration, conveying a variety of feelings towards this region.
A form, an idea, a feeling or a concept was taken from a particular photograph provided by a collaborator and a piece was created; people's own idea of Mexico is represented in each piece. 

  Fractions  Midi rings for stacking and creating many unique designs and styles. Wear them above or below your knuckles. Possibilities are infinite! Some styles available with diamonds.

Fractions
Midi rings for stacking and creating many unique designs and styles. Wear them above or below your knuckles. Possibilities are infinite! Some styles available with diamonds.

  Papel Picado  Streets in Mexico get decorated across town with the folk tradition of “Papel Picado” or perforated paper, in celebrations such as weddings, quinceañeras and Dia de los Muertos. Altars are adorned with fragile brightly colored thin rows of paper that hang around sugar skulls and cempazuchitl flowers.  As the traditional Papel Picado, made entirely by hand, this collection has been hand cut in metal to adorn your body.

Papel Picado
Streets in Mexico get decorated across town with the folk tradition of “Papel Picado” or perforated paper, in celebrations such as weddings, quinceañeras and Dia de los Muertos. Altars are adorned with fragile brightly colored thin rows of paper that hang around sugar skulls and cempazuchitl flowers.  As the traditional Papel Picado, made entirely by hand, this collection has been hand cut in metal to adorn your body.

  Eclectic  This collection has been inspired by Mexico, a country that is infused by a myriad of amazing cultures. Engulfed by the sophisticated influence of the Amerindians, Arabs, Europeans and Asians, the shapes and designs feel familiar. The intricate designs where patterns collide form a unique definition of what Mexico is and what this collection represents. The embroidery used in this collection is made by a group of indigenous artisan women from the south of Mexico that work to preserve traditions and forms of expression, this collective is known as “Sihua Tlanzoncame Tlaiquitinime”, meaning women embroiderers and weavers. Leather on it’s own speaks about the Northern Mexican cattle business and Mexican cowboys that thrived in the desert who developed a tradition of leather boots and accessories. The remains of the making of ostrich boots from a small workshop in the north of Mexico has been recycled and given a new life in this collection. Special thanks to the organization "La Red Niu Matat Napawika" for the help it gives to the group of embroiders and weavers in keeping their traditions alive.

Eclectic
This collection has been inspired by Mexico, a country that is infused by a myriad of amazing cultures. Engulfed by the sophisticated influence of the Amerindians, Arabs, Europeans and Asians, the shapes and designs feel familiar. The intricate designs where patterns collide form a unique definition of what Mexico is and what this collection represents.
The embroidery used in this collection is made by a group of indigenous artisan women from the south of Mexico that work to preserve traditions and forms of expression, this collective is known as “Sihua Tlanzoncame Tlaiquitinime”, meaning women embroiderers and weavers.
Leather on it’s own speaks about the Northern Mexican cattle business and Mexican cowboys that thrived in the desert who developed a tradition of leather boots and accessories. The remains of the making of ostrich boots from a small workshop in the north of Mexico has been recycled and given a new life in this collection.
Special thanks to the organization "La Red Niu Matat Napawika" for the help it gives to the group of embroiders and weavers in keeping their traditions alive.

  Calaveritas  Inspired by the traditional folk art of "Calaveritas" or sugar skulls in the celebration of the day of the dead in Mexico. Given as gifts and used to adorn altars, they honor the dead. Bearing the name of the loved one being remembered.

Calaveritas
Inspired by the traditional folk art of "Calaveritas" or sugar skulls in the celebration of the day of the dead in Mexico. Given as gifts and used to adorn altars, they honor the dead. Bearing the name of the loved one being remembered.

  Popcorn

Popcorn