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Belen Fernandez-Vega

Jewel Designer and entrepreneur | TO BE continued...

Madrid, Spain

"Old Stories, New Beginnings..."

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Sustainability & Environment
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ArtCraftsCultureDanceEducationEntertainmentEventsFoodMuseumsMusicPerformancePhotographyPromotionalRetailTravel

Very good at:
+ Spread my enthusiasm for Life.
+ Connecting People and Making New Friends everyday.
+ Making gazpacho (Spanish tomato soup).

About me & my work:

I am a lucky person and I love to share my time by helping people I find everyday. Being a mother makes me think how important are small things to make big things. I do not work in a lab to create a formula to save the world from any kind of sickness, but I do care about people around me, so that is what I do, try to make people happy in my little world.

Apart from that, one of my favorite things to do, it is to design jewels. I really enjoy the fact of converting unusual objets I fall in love with into new pieces with a second life. I rescue old pieces and with an artisanal jeweler, we rework them into a new version and we give them a different use, therefore, the name of the brand (TO BE continued...)

This kind of work also gives me the opportunity to travel as much as I can all over the world and that takes me to be in permanent contact with different people. And these two things, traveling and meeting people, are also an important part of my life!

I’m a designer almost by accident. My education and experience was centered in other professional areas (management, marketing and advertising) but I’ve always been drawn to the world of design and fashion. I began designing jewelry by recycling antique family pieces and my own jewelry that I didn’t wear anymore. Little by little I started adding to my work with pieces that I found at antique shops, flea markets or anywhere. What started out as a hobby slowly became something more serious. Friends and acquaintances began commissioning special gifts. That’s how TO BE continued… was born; unique, romantic jewelry for those who are looking for something special or rare. Every piece is made by hand. I’m not a fan of the 'prototype' world; too much of the magic is lost this way. I prefer to build a team with artisans and help them fight to save a craft that's on the brink of extinction.

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TO BE Continued | Jewelry rescued from the cabinet of curiosities ...

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