BelenBerganza

BelenBerganza

102 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (24)

BelenBerganza

BelenBerganza

102 Sales

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Belen Berganza

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Belen Berganza

Announcement    Porcelain and silver jewellery hand crafted by Belen J. Berganza.
pendants, earrings, rings, charms
wind chimes,
garden sculptures,
porcelain light features

Announcement

Porcelain and silver jewellery hand crafted by Belen J. Berganza.
pendants, earrings, rings, charms
wind chimes,
garden sculptures,
porcelain light features

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About

Belen Berganza shop

Belen Berganza first shop was created in 1993 in a little town in the north coast of Spain (at that time its name was Bigbamboo). It was originally a gift shop with a "surfing character". The first porcelain pendants that I made where little surfboards and flowers. After a trip around the coast introducing the new line of pendants, they became so popular in the surf shops, that BB started to grow very fast.
And BB moved overseas changing and evolving through the different stages as I did. Computers and online business pushed their way making really a big part of the operation. Etsy has been a great teacher and a opportunity to grow and meet without knowing personally very nice and warm people. Thank you Etsy!!

The Process
The pieces you are looking at are all hand made with love and care.
I use specially selected porcelain known for its vivid whiteness, and glazes that I developed to complement each work.
Firstly, a design is carved into raw porcelain. From this, a plaster mould is produced into which the porcelain will be hand-pressed. The edges are then smoothed before being glazed.
Similarly the two body technique is made using two layers of different coloured porcelain.
The pieces are then fired at 1280 degrees Celsius. During this process a variety of reactions take place culminating in a piece that is not only strong but also resistant to staining and water.
To complete the process, each jewellery piece of fired porcelain is set in sterling silver framing the individual piece of jewellery art.

Shop members

  • Belen J. Berganza

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Belen is a ceramic artisan who lives and works in Western Australia. Belen studied Ceramics for four years. This enabled her to combine her love for art with the formal training necessary to develop high quality work.

Production partners

  • Halka b Organics

    Fremantle, WA

    Raw nutrient rich active skincare, pure aromatics & natural perfumes. Black cumin seed oils & baobab powder. Empowering your body, soul & mind.

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