White Woven Horse Hair Earrings
About the Designer, Laura Cardenas
I've always been fascinated by antique ethnic jewelry. The colors, the intricate carvings and symbolism. I graduated with a major in Fine Arts and worked as an Art Director for several years. However, I was longing for more creativity, so I began taking jewelry courses and silver smithing. That is when I found my new passion.
I quit my job, sold my house and decided to travel to Asia and North Africa. Walking through the streets of Morocco I was able to admire the amazing jewelry I had just seen in books. After such an inspiring trip I had to create my own jewelry designs. I went back to Ecuador for a while and reconnected with the creativity and uniqueness of our art and culture.
I started incorporating Ecuadorean local materials like hand woven fibers, seeds and naturals stones and shells into my designs.