This weekend was a great gift for me. I was deeply moved to know that many of you went to the Lonja Mercantil, at the far end of town, just to see my work. I felt the same way when I read the kind messages those of you who live far away —and from those who were not able to make it to my sale— wishing me luck. I am blessed and deeply grateful to be able to share this path with such generous people. Many of us met when I first began making jewelry, and since then we have shared stories and experiences, year after year. I have seen some of you grow up (Julia, Sofía, Natalia!); others, pass through major changes with your family, partners, country, work. Some of us haven’t met in person, but when we write I feel as if we have. I never imagined that what I would most appreciate about being a jeweler was to meet such radiant and beautiful people. Each one of you is present in my heart. May you always live inspired!
There is a part of me that worries that I will run out of ideas. How many more rings can I design? How many more variations can I make using the same materials? Before I begin a new piece, I always ask: what can I do differently? What if I try… so my mind becomes attentive: a design on my kilim rug becomes the border around a moonstone; the pattern of muffin tin outlines an amethyst; a frase—picked randomly from a book—evokes fields of grass, which becomes texture on an earring. The trick (I find) is to stay connected to my work by working as constantly as I can. Breakthroughs occur in the small decisions that I take, moment to moment, and that’s how one day, a path full of possibilities opens up. The scenery changes, the vistas become expansive, and I see years of ideas line up ahead. I can do this forever! I think exitedly. But then I remember: the cycle of excitement/boredom is the nature of this game, and I get back to work.
These rings will be for sale at the Lonja Mercantil on September 20 and 21. You can see the event details in my previous post.
I will be showing my latest pieces, as well as my cast jewelry collection (which has 40% off) next weekend at the Lonja Mercantil, a seasonal designer fair that takes place in Mexico City. There will be around seventy local fashion, furniture, and jewelry designers selling their work, as well as mezcal tastings and great food.
If you are in town, come visit!
Saturday, September 20, from 11 am to 8 pm, and Sunday, September 21, from 11 am to 6 pm; at Estación Indianilla: Claudio Bernard #111, Colonia Doctores.
I´ve been wanting to make rings that can be worn everyday. Rings with personality, texture, grit. Rings that say, I've been to a foreign land. I've crossed that desert, swam that ocean, seen that sky. I´ve climbed that mountain. Rings that evoke the place where I fell in love. Rings that could have been bought off a Berber's hand. Rings of which one day could be said: they felt that pain, cried those tears, sang those songs. Rings that were never taken off. That aged when I did. That fell off when my fingers became thin and frail. THAT kind of ring.
Five Feather ring.
Seven Planet ring.
Four Moon ring.
Patchwork ring #1.
Patchwork ring #2.
Patchwork ring #3.
I will be showing the Rings for Life collection at the Lonja Mercantil on September 20 and 21, in Mexico City.
I am Jennifer Musi, the jewelry artist behind MUSIBATTY, and this is my blog archive.
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