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Enter my Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelboxballerina

Website: www.jewelboxballerina.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jewelballerina
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Hi! I'm Eliza and I'm the artist behind JewelBoxBallerina.

The Jewel Box Ballerina came from the little ballerina that twirls inside my mother's jewellery box. As a child, I love sneaking it on lazy afternoons to play with the little ballerina and my mother's jewelry in it. It was with these secret rendezvous that sparked my interest in jewelry design.

But the passion in jewelry design faded in my growing years when I started having interest in the socio-political landscape of the Philippines. I went to grade school, high school,…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 27
  • Joined August 18, 2009

Favorite materials

silk, canvass, tulle, millinery stamens, berries, pdf

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Enter my Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelboxballerina

Website: www.jewelboxballerina.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jewelballerina
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jewelboxballerina

Hi! I'm Eliza and I'm the artist behind JewelBoxBallerina.

The Jewel Box Ballerina came from the little ballerina that twirls inside my mother's jewellery box. As a child, I love sneaking it on lazy afternoons to play with the little ballerina and my mother's jewelry in it. It was with these secret rendezvous that sparked my interest in jewelry design.

But the passion in jewelry design faded in my growing years when I started having interest in the socio-political landscape of the Philippines. I went to grade school, high school, and college thinking that I wanted to take up Law and I wanted to be the President of the Philippines. After college, I realized that my real love is not in politics but in art. It took me a while to realize that it is my true passion to make the pretty and shiny things that the little jewel box ballerina used to dance with.

Armed with nothing but passion, I started creating fashion accessories back in 2006 after taking a workshop in Jewelry Making at Negoskwela in Quezon City, Philippines.

Using basic techniques, I opened an online shop named "Bambu Summer" in 2006 to represent my love for the pristine beaches of the Philippines. The online shop closed when I was trying to finish my graduate certificate in Special Education.

In 2008, I started gaining interest in luxury statement jewelry. With stainless steel and beads, I studied various techniques in wire sculpture. Little by little, I mastered the wire twisting techniques that transformed my previous simple designs to functional/wearable art. By June 2009, I re-launched my shop at the Philippine Country Fair at Plaza Singapura in Singapore. With the help of the Department of Tourism, I also had an opportunity to be an exhibitor at the Philippine Diplomatic Reception at Shangri-la Hotel in Singapore.

To further my skills in creating statement jewelry, I took a Fashion Accessories Design course at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines under the mentorship of Rencie Santos, a renowned international jewelry designer.

Right now I am obsessed in incorporating fabrics to my designs.

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