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Featured Seller: ccjewelry

Nov 8, 2005

by ccjewelry handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was raised near a lake in the suburbs of Mexico City. This gave me the opportunity to acknowledge nature in all of its forms. Later I studied jewelry and enameling techniques at Escuela Nacuibak de Vekkas Aries – The Mexican National School of Fine Arts and CECATI (Technical and Industrial Training Center) and, since then, I have been working with different types of techniques of enamel and resins. I have shown my work in a number of exhibitions in Mexico City, Venezuela, and New York City. I sell my work at Rufino Tamayo Museum and the Modern Art Museum in Mexico City. I love to work with my hands and create beauty in design.

What is the first thing you can remember making by hand? How and why did you make it?
I made a ring out of steel. It took me some time because steel is really hard to work with by hand. I have always been a Jeweler.

What inspires you? Where do your ideas come from?
The beauty of nature. Everything around me.

What are your favorite materials?
Working in silver is easy for me, but I do like the challenge of alternative materials. I am working on a collection made from Tagua Nuts from Ecuador.

Any tips for selling handmade stuff?
No advice other than, do not give up.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I have a Bulldog named Lola and I walk her when I am not at my bench. I live with my partner and we both try to do what makes us happy. We are building a business together.

How can Etsy be improved? Any feature requests?
I love Etsy. The beauty of the site makes my work look great. No requests.

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