"I'd describe my work as expressive. I enjoy extroverted designs. It's a wonderful form of self expression and time just flies when I'm working.""I was born in Lima on November 2, 1969," says jeweler Marianela Vargas Balarezo. "I learned my art through private classes and workshops, but from the time I was a child I loved jewelry. I always felt a special need to make my own pieces. I went through a period when my health was a problem and, while I recovered, I looked for something to pass the time. It seemed like a good idea to do something I liked while learning something new. One day when I was out for a walk, I noticed a place that offered classes in jewelry making. I never even thought about it. I signed up and I was hooked. That was in 2003 and today I am still creating new designs filled with life.
"I'd describe my work as expressive. I enjoy extroverted designs. It's a wonderful form of self expression and time just flies when I'm working. I like to use a variety of silver crafting techniques that show how beautiful it is.
"I love creating, combining and producing beautiful things. I couldn't stop now if I tried. My health was my greatest challenge but it led me into this world of art.
"I hope Novica shoppers appreciate my art and the dedication that goes into each piece. I hope our Peruvian art is noticed in every corner of the world."
6 items by Marianela Vargas
Beautiful SoulSquare Quartz and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring from Peru
US Ring Size: 7
Beautiful SoulSquare Smoky Quartz and Silver Cocktail Ring from Peru
US Ring Size: 6
Touch of RadianceAndean Handcrafted Gold Vermeil Earrings with Crystal Quartz
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W
Minimalist MagicSilver Hoop Earrings Sterling 925 Simple Classic
Size: 1.3" L x 1.3" W
My Heart of GoldCarnelian Beaded Bracelet with Shiny Golden Heart Charm
Size: 7" Inner Circ.
Beautiful SoulSquare Sterling Silver and Pyrite Cocktail Ring from Peru
US Ring Size: 6
3 Testimonials for Marianela Vargas
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Hicksville, NY, USA