Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Iguana Bracelet and Necklace

I personally think that the Iguana is the most "punk rock" of all of Nacho's pieces. He has malachite eyes and a metal "mohawk" running up his back. I especially like the detail in his cheeks - very realistic !

Monday, January 26, 2009

Caterpillar with Butterfly Clasp Bracelet

The Spanish translation for caterpillar is oruga. Nacho has designed this "oruga" to crawl onto a leaf and morph into a butterfly for the clasp !
This amazingly flexible bracelet has 17 moveable joints and looks and feels like a true one of a kind work of art. Each joint has 2 mounted malachite stones but ends with two onyx stones near the end of the caterpillar. This makes for a total count of 36 stones ! Gorgeous !

Sea Horse Bracelet

This adorable Sea Horse just seems to have a really cute personality! I love his expression. His eyes are set with 3mm Malachite Stones and where his tail meets the back of his head is a box clasp. Any fan of the sea can surely appreciate these special creatures! For a quick link to read more about the seahorse check out this link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seahorse

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Triton Bracelet

Repousse is a fascinating technique. If you look closely at this bracelet you can imagine how much attention must be paid to every little detail. Nacho puts his heart and soul into making every piece and it shows !

Shrimp Bracelet

How cool is this shrimp bracelet ? Nacho won the 2008 Hugo Salinas Price Competition Award ( 1st Place )with this very original and labor intensive masterpiece. The Hugo Salinas is a competition that Nacho has entered for many years- an annual and very prestigious national silver contest in Mexico City and he has always walked away with a prize !

Truly a work of art! Can you imagine the fun to be had wearing this in New Orleans at Jazzfest? No doubt that most people would give your wrist a second glance so don't even think about wearing it unless you don't mind having a real conversation starter attached to your body !

This bracelet weighs a hefty 158 grams, has playful movable onyx eyes and curls and uncurls to hug your wrist. The clasp is a box clasp where the tail meets just underneath the front legs with a 3mm malachite stone for the clasps "push button ".

Chameleon Bracelet

The sculptural chameleon bracelet shown here looks incredible grouped together with other bracelets - even though it would most definitely stand out on its own !