I never really follow fashion trends. Don't get me wrong, I love fashion, but fashion that is wholesome and selfmade. Even as a kid, I managed to cut my kindergarden uniform and make it to my liking. I jumped, kicked and screamed doing so until my nanny gave up and took me to school wearing my new creation. Once in 3rd or 4th grade, I took all of my mom's necklaces, and I do mean all, and wore them to school like nothing (I don't believe I knew about Frida Kahlo then). Other kids and even teachers kept asking me if I was in a performance or something. How I wish I had a picture of how I looked then.
By my preteen years, I was already labeled weird due to my choice of clothing. I did not care, I was having fun and feeling great. Then in my teens, as I got more confortable with sewing, I created my own fashion look by making my skirts and fixing dresses and other garments I got at the second-hand store - back, then we did not have the term upcycled, but I can assure it I was doing that.
|Wink Artisans Past Work|
It's no surprise that my jewelry doesn't really follow trends either. When I try to follow trends, it just doesn't work for me. The bling goes stale on my display. Now, when I create things that pump my blood and kick my adrenaline, magic just happens. I truly love making my bling! I've been at it since 2006. It has grown over the years and it has taken many turns.
|Helpless-Armless and Falling Apart, Mixed Media|
Marisol Lopez All Rights Reserved 1999