DIDADesign

DIDA design on ETSY

Mykonos, Greece · 6 Sales

DIDADesign

DIDA design on ETSY

Mykonos, Greece 6 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Lais Lapas

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Anonymous on Feb 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful jewelery!!! My piece is absolutely wonderful and I can't wait to wear it!

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DIDA is my autobiography....

When we were young...my sister could not pronounce my name and so for years my nickname at home was Dida. Years later, when I started to think of a name that could best describe my collection, my childhood nickname was the perfect fit. After all, my line of accessories is based on memories inspired by the places I have lived, people I love, my family and the many experiences that influence my personal style.....
I view my favorite memories and experiences as woven together much like fabrics and stones resulting in the creation of unique pieces....the rich strands of gold chains are reminiscent of a childhood spent perusing the gold souks of Riyadh where I grew up and the meticulously hand crafted woven collars remind me of summer afternoons spent alongside my grandmother as she worked on her immaculate embroidery. A love of quality was born when I tried on my first custom made kilt...the weight, finish of the tartan wool and the movement of the many pleats is now reworked in my range of deconstructed kilted pieces. Years of living near Wall Street are transformed to a collar featuring fine suiting material adorned with chunks of deep red coral...tying in the love of my city home with the oceanʼs treasures that transport me to the view from my mykonian studio.
My favorite days are spent working with a new fabric for the first time....I am never sure exactly how it will end.....it is like a journey to a place you have never visited. I may start the piece with a very specific design in mind only to find that the fabric will not bend and fold to my original plan. Being completely self taught, I used to get frustrated and blame my lack of expertise but soon enough I realized that not knowing was the most exciting aspect of my work! I also realized that by working WITH the materials as opposed to manipulating them meant the finished product was always unique and beautiful.

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  • L Lapas

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A few years ago my mother asked me to repair a beautiful pearl necklace I had bought for her.....I took the project to heart and recreated the necklace with a twist while using the original beads and materials. Soon after, DIDA Design was born!

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