If you live in the Phoenix, Santa Fe, or Albuquerque areas, you might be familiar with the jewelry of designer Laura Cardenas. She started her company ArteSania five years ago after she began making jewelry for herself that appealed to her own sense of style. Since then, she has been taking the art show circuit by storm with her beautiful chunky bracelets, pendants and rings inspired by her native Ecuador. From shells to indigenous stones to horsehair weavings encased in sterling silver, designs by Laura Cardenas inspire and bring the natural beauty of South America to admirers of her jewelry. Her work is carried by galleries throughout the United States and South America as well as online at http://www.artesaniajewelry.com/.
She is definitely one of my favorite jewelry designers, and now you can have the opportunity to get to know her personality and work. I caught up with her at the Labor Day art show that takes place every September on Santa Fe's historic Plaza.
Check out my interview with Laura Cardenas HERE: