My first Vogue article

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I'm so stoked to share with you the article Vogue Mexico and Latin America published about my journey as a jewelry designer. Definitely a milestone in my career and a great way to close 2016. Thanks @voguemex for making this happen!

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A suitcase & a dream

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Dreamer Necklace

Dreamer Necklace

While studying for my Masters in Consumers’ Behavior by day, I began taking a jewelry course with a master jeweler on nights and weekends. It wasn’t long before I realized that creating was my passion, and nothing made me happier than creating jewelry

At the end of my last semester, I asked my university if it would be possible to finish my thesis abroad, and New York was on my mind. After a lot of convincing and persuading, they gave me permission.

One Sunday morning, while still in bed, I opened my computer and bought a one- way ticket to NYC. I was determined to become a jewelry designer in The Big Apple. My parents found out two weeks later and thought I was insane (not because I was moving to NYC; but because I wanted to become a jewelry designer).

I moved to New York with a suitcase and a dream. The world was my oyster. Though scared, I felt empowered and inspired. If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

 

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Bloomingdales Trunk Show

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Last week I had my first Bloomingdales Trunk Show at the 59th Street store. It was a great experience. The staff was really helpful and friendly. The customers received my jewelry collection very well and gave me great insights for the future. Thanks to all my friends and family who stopped by. My next show will be September 22nd thru September 25th. I would love to see you all there.

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Daniel

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One day, while shopping for jewelry materials in the center of Santiago de Chile, my favorite stone vendor asked me who I took classes with. He followed by saying: “Daniel Waisberg is the best teacher in Santiago. I’ve seen the work of his students and it’s fantastic”.

I googled Daniel’s information and gave him a call. We spoke. We clicked. Twenty minutes later, I was sitting at his office (www.academiayjoyas). He explained the program. The following day was my first class.

Do you know how fascinating it is to create your first piece of silver? To see how solid silver and copper pellets fuse together in the presence of heat, transforming into a liquid, is pretty impressive. All of a sudden you observe Newton’s Law of Conservation of Energy (“Energy can not be created nor destroyed; it transforms from one form to another”) right before your eyes. I thought to myself, “If this is true, then all the positive energy I’m putting into my work, will be transmitted to my jewelry.”

Daniel taught me all there was to know about jewelry making (the way it’s made in Chile). He had a program set up with certain prototype rings for all his students, which I constantly wanted to modify making them harder and more intricate. When it came to my first “free design project”, he told me: “Liz, you’re crazy. But you are very talented and I know you’ll succeed.” He was the first person who believed in me and I’ll remember that till the day I die.

 

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Trunk Show at Nikki Sedacca Gallery

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Hi there! Here are a couple of pictures from my last fine jewelry trunk show at Nikki Sedacca Gallery. If you happen to be in Martha's Vineyard, stop by and take a look. I'de love to have your feedback. 

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