Berenice's Profile

About

My passion for travelling led me indirectly to Jewelry making since it was the only way to afford it. I would spend hours and hours sitting on the streets of the visited countries selling my jewelry in order to pay for food and bed. And what started as a need for survival became a need for living.

Travelling I met my husband (after bumping into each other for years in different countries) and after living on an island on the French west coast for a few years we've moved to Paris to start a new life and open a shop-worhsop-gallery. 10 years later we've just moved to Mexico to open another shop here in Puerto Escondido. We will be sending all our handmade jewelry from Mexico to France to be shipped from there.

In 2005 I took a small silversmith course at the "Escuela de Artes Plasticas" in Taxco, Mexico (The mecca of…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 2
  • Joined September 18, 2007

Favorite materials

silver, gold, seeds, brass, cotton thread

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LUNATICART
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About

My passion for travelling led me indirectly to Jewelry making since it was the only way to afford it. I would spend hours and hours sitting on the streets of the visited countries selling my jewelry in order to pay for food and bed. And what started as a need for survival became a need for living.

Travelling I met my husband (after bumping into each other for years in different countries) and after living on an island on the French west coast for a few years we've moved to Paris to start a new life and open a shop-worhsop-gallery. 10 years later we've just moved to Mexico to open another shop here in Puerto Escondido. We will be sending all our handmade jewelry from Mexico to France to be shipped from there.

In 2005 I took a small silversmith course at the "Escuela de Artes Plasticas" in Taxco, Mexico (The mecca of silversmith in the country, you gotta go visit! it is such a beautiful village) but I would say that I am mostly self taught.

My work doesn't follow one particular design aesthetic but rather involves some form of technical experimentation, that's where I find the motivation for making every piece, and I have to say that my most beautiful creations so far are my 9 year old son Teva and my 15 month old little Nilo.

I put my heart into every piece of jewelry I make, that is why for me they tell a story, they are all unique, I hope you can see that too...

IMPORTANT
I carefully craft each piece of my jewelry from recycled metals bought from a refiner who does not purchase metal from mines.

Sterling Silver is the same recycled or freshly mined, I've chosen recycled, or refined, to avoid any new mining (thus the destruction of the environment).


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