New on board for our Limited Pick-N-Mix Horn Edition is our horn specialist Veronica! She and her team carefully hand-carved and polished the teeth in this very limited (30 pieces per design including a gold choker and bangle) handmade African style jewelry collection and decorated them with fine brass inlays. It's incredibly intricate work and requires extreme skills. Read our little interview with Veronica, to get to know the woman behind this beautiful and indie handcraft...
How did you start working with horn?
For starters, my name is Veronica Rachiedo and I started working with horn after experiencing numerous challenges from working with only bone, so I decided to try horn as another alternative and it turned out to be so much better.
What do you love about your job?
What I love about my job is the end products - especially when I've worked on that product myself, then seeing the amazement on people's eyes considering the type of materials we use. That feels good 👍🏾
What does creativity mean to you?
Creativity to me means coming up with amazing and unique designs or ideas just from simple things.
What makes you happy?
What makes me happy is my job and knowing that there are people out there who appreciate what we do. Like last year in December, I got sponsored by one of my clients to attend a five-day meeting in New York. My greatest achievement since I never thought I could make it across the ocean 😊
What inspires you?
What inspires me is my passion to try and excel in a field that is mainly dominated by men. As a woman, I have to work as twice as hard.
3 fun facts about you?
1. I love watching sponge Bob square pants and Sophia the first 🤫
2. Bike riding
3. I love fixing stuff, like antenna's or speakers.