Sofia creates artisan jewellery with a vision derived from ancient influences, hand forging silver into pieces of individuality and strength. Her work quietly evokes an old world attitude with the subtle beauty found in raw non-perfection. Inspiration comes from within, her ethnic heritage and the rich Mexican culture. She draws on imagery of nomadic tribes, Vikings and indigenous cultures throughout her creative process and honours labour and time intensive methods of artisans past in her process. Sofia’s work possesses an organic richness enhanced by her detailed approach to her craft, combining intuition with innate skill to hand fashion soulful wares. Exclusive to Fallow in Australia.
From the artisan ~
“I work exclusively with pure 999 silver precious metals; keeping this material as it is found in nature retains its original beauty and strength. It is non tarnishing, hypoallergenic, and anti-microbial. I handmill all my sheet and wire, always using recycled pure silver. All designs are completely hand made from start to finish making each a one-of-a-kind design. This traditional method of goldsmithing is a laborious process rarely practiced today. The texture and look of each design will be unique and vary from piece to piece. All designs are work hardened, making them suitable for everyday wear with a natural finish that will self-polish naturally over time. No chemicals or polishing compounds are used. All my designs require little to no maintenance. The more you wear them, the better they look”.