A couple of weeks ago my friend Tasos came back from his trip to Mexico City and brought me a velvet pouch with little treasures from the land of Aztecs! My eyes opened wide when I saw these magnificent brass handmade jewels!
What gets me thrilled with these ones is that they are handmade by Jerarda in Mexico City and sent to me with love and an open heart! There are no words to describe how much I appreciate a designer’s work. Each one of the jewels Jerarda sent me is made with tons of talent, care and passion! Not only that, but by just looking at them, it becomes so obvious how they curry cultural elements from Mexico.
It is no surprise how Jerarda Lake is featured in the National Museum of Mexico City and in editorials for Elle, Instyle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Nylon, and many more. She has been in the making of jewelry since she was eight and after pursuing other studies she came back to where she started – being an amazing jewelry designer! Her designs reveal artistic maturity and definitely make a statement!
Clearly her inspiration comes from the native tribes of Mexico and her interpretation of the culture reflected in her pieces is what makes them so unique. I also love how raw they feel. Putting them on, you can feel the weight of them and see all the little details of the making process. Jerarda’s jewelry is not about perfection and minimalism; they reflect emotions and primitivism. She uses bronze, silver and gold for all of her designs and all you need to make them shine again is a damp cloth!