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Monday, November 3, 2008

Verdigris Patinas

I am attracted to all kinds of patinas and old, worn and torn objects in general. I love the effects time and erosion have on things: textures and crusty surfaces. Lately I've been experimenting with verdigris patinas. This turquoise patina has a color that I especially like. The issue about patinas is that they are unpredictable (which I believe is part of the charm). I guess weather, temperature, and humidity play a part on the end result, which may vary, but is always beautiful.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

More Fused Plastic

I found this really cool place in Buenos Aires that sold vintage and antique ribbons and buttons and bought some velvet ribbon. I love the color and texture. I think it is made out of rayon and not polyester as it is nowadays. I was stuck for some time on the kind of closure I should make for it. I wanted something adjustable and easy to put on and take off. I finally designed a simple closure that works really well and does not have the two ends hanging to the side as you can see on the first photo. I've just uploaded it to my Etsy shop.

I sold these earrings almost immediately. I will be making more soon.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Long organic necklace

I made this sterling silver necklace after a customer saw a similar copper necklace. I made this one a little longer and lighter. I really like how it turned out because you can wrap it in different styles depending what your mood is and what you're wearing. I will be definitely be making more of these.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


There are many things that inspire me, but mostly my environment. I live in the country in the Argentine Pampas, which is flat grasslands, with wildlife and non wildlife animals. I came across this armadillo near an abandoned farmhouse. It turned out to be a pretty friendly creature. It let me get close enough to photograph, and even came close to smell my boots at one point. The next time I saw it I got a chance to touch it too. I love the little nose, hairs, and texture of this little creature.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Eco Necklace

More fused plastic! I really like how this necklace turned out. It is the same fused plastic method I was experimenting before, but with a different design idea. This one is now available for sale at my Etsy shop. I will soon be making matching earrings.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


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