"I was born in Lima. My mother sews, knits and embroiders, and I have always been interested in art. As a child, I was always painting and drawing, so it was natural choice to study design. After that, I studied jewelry design and crafting at a specialized jewelry institute.<br><br>"I've been designing jewelry since 2003, but my fascination with art and crafts has been in me for as long as I can remember. Many times I'll be playing with my hands with some kind of material, and eventually I end up with a new design. I've always been pulling things apart and then putting them back together ? I'll even fix electrical appliances, but I'd much rather create new designs.<br><br>"To me, making jewelry offers me a sanctuary away from the world where I can do what I want. My motivation comes from my love of art and three-dimensional pieces. I love to be able to touch what I create in my mind. I just want to be able to transmit what I feel ? the inspiration that surges<br><br>spontaneously from touching a metal. To me, my craft is like a magical experience that allows me to express what I feel through silver and gems.<br><br>"I have exhibited my work in Peru as well as in the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C. You are safe, warm and friendly portal in which I can exhibit my creations, and where shoppers can view them expecting the guarantee of quality."