"Sometimes I even dream that I'm crafting a design. I wake up and quickly make a sketch so I don't forget it then, later, I create the piece."
Update, 2020"I've been working with you since 2007 and I'd like to share a bit of my progress during these years....Update, 2020
"I've been working with you since 2007 and I'd like to share a bit of my progress during these years.
"You've given me a showcase that can be seen by the whole world. People from cultures different than mine have seen my work and this fills me with joy. I've been able to expand my workshop. Thanks to your advice, recommendations and suggestions, I've grown as an artist.
"One of the challenges I've faced is not being able to obtain the materials I need when I need to create more of a design that's sold out, but this has led me to find new suppliers. I've definitely continued learning and constantly seek ways to perfect my work so I can give you the best of my art and of myself.
"The crisis with the pandemic has turned my life around. I live with my mother, my husband and our two dogs. I feel happy being with the people I love most and take good care of them. Our pups are beautiful. They're good company and so much fun. My father is very close to me and he looks after me and the things I do. I love him so much and can't wait until I can see him and shower him with hugs and kisses. I miss him so much!
"Working with you has brought me much satisfaction in both my professional and personal life. I love the creations I'm making and showing them, knowing that others like my work very much means a lot to me. I put all my dedication, effort and enthusiasm into every design. I'm very happy to be a part of this wonderful family and show my jewelry alongside the creations of other talented and creative artisans. You inspire us to be better every day.
"I want to share the happiness I feel when creating designs for people who like and appreciate art. I never imagined I'd become an artist and the world would see my work. We must always work toward achieving our dreams.
"I love what I do. It relaxes me to imagine, develop and create new jewelry designs. I hope to continue this always.
"I want to thank you all of you for your confidence in my work and for your purchases. Art is worth pursuing."
Original Artisan Story
"I'm Carol Noriega Rengifo and I was born in Lima. I got my start in the world of art through looking at jewelry in shop windows. I loved what I saw, and I wondered why I couldn't make my own, if others did. So I tried.
"At first, my designs were simple and I'd ask how to craft them or how to finish something. Little by little, I acquired practice while I'd look for a specific detail in each piece by myself.
I'd describe this wonderful art as something delicate and elegant. I've worked as a jeweler since 2004 and my motivation comes from my creativity and inspiration at the moment. Sometimes I even dream that I'm crafting a design. I wake up and quickly make a sketch so I don't forget it then, later, I create it.
"I strive to transmit elegance and beauty in my jewelry so that the woman who wears it feels good about it and identifies with each piece. When I see my designs being worn, I feel so proud and happy. It's exciting to show my jewelry to my best friend and see that she likes it. This helps me and is part of what she knows of my accomplishments.
"I'd like to tell everyone that you'll feel elegant and beautiful when wearing my creations."