duendecreations

DUENDE CREATIONS-WARES FOR THE WANDERER

Huntington Beach, California · 64 Sales

duendecreations

DUENDE CREATIONS-WARES FOR THE WANDERER

Huntington Beach, California 64 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(17)

Announcement   Your roamings have led you to Duende.
I make jewelry and art using traditional silversmithing techniques and integrating unique global beads and captivating stones into my designs.
My aim is to create pieces that ignite the spark of wonder and the desire to wander in you.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 30, 2016

Your roamings have led you to Duende.
I make jewelry and art using traditional silversmithing techniques and integrating unique global beads and captivating stones into my designs.
My aim is to create pieces that ignite the spark of wonder and the desire to wander in you.

christina bec atkinson

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christina bec atkinson

Brass Keyhole Cuff-Duende Creations
$28.00
Brass stacking cuff-Duende Creations
$28.00
Unisex Brass and Silver Cuff- Duende Creations
$70.00
Long Jade Lariat Necklace-Duende Creations
$48.00
African Vinyl Beaded Necklace-Duende Creations
$28.00
Long African Beaded Necklace- Duende Creations
$40.00
Double Brass Chevron Necklace- Duende Creations
$28.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(17)
anthony chimenti

anthony chimenti on Dec 31, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully made necklace. Purchased as a gift for my girlfriend and she was thrilled with it. Thank you!

Brynn Martusewicz-Fults

Brynn Martusewicz-Fults on Jul 7, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the beautiful cuff. A solid piece.

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About

Duende: the illumination of your creative spark.

Since I was a child I have loved to create things with my hands. My siblings and I grew up without a TV and were encouraged by our parents to use our imaginations for entertainment. From a young age I enjoyed oil painting, drawing, and writing. Later on I dabbled in ceramics and photography, but in 2012 when I took my first jewelry course at community college, I found my passion. I went on to secure a year long internship with an established fine art jeweler, for whom I was later employed as an assistant for 2 more years. What began as a hobby for me has begun to grow into more and I hope to use Etsy to see my Duende creations grow and reach people throughout the world, sharing the message that we all have the capacity to create something beautiful and unique.
The Spanish word "duende" embodies a distinct feeling that every human being has the capacity to experience. It is that mysterious force that moves inside of you when you don't know whether to laugh or cry in that instant when you are a part of something so beautiful and transcendent that you lack words to describe it. It's most often used in Spain by flamenco dancers or artists to describe a truly phenomenal performance. It's roots go back even further. When the Moors invaded ancient Spain they brought with them their tribal dances. They used to chant while they danced, the Arabic word for God, "Allah, Allah, Allah". The flamenco dancers later adapted this into "OLÉ, OLÉ,OLÉ" as a means to acknowledge the divine spark that moved them while they performed. I perceive Duende as an innate desire within us to give glory to the divine through our offering of creative expression. We all have a bit of Duende inside and my desire is that my creations will help illuminate that spark in you even more.

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  • Christina Bec Atkinson

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography, Shipping

    Constantly amazed and inspired by the unique beauty inherent and living within all cultures, I make art and jewelry that aims to illuminate the divine creative spark that dwells in all of us, the Duende.

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