I can’t believe we are almost in March! It seems crazy to me, but I am ready for it to be Spring.
I am super excited to share today’s post with you! 😊 I don’t know about you, but I love supporting small business especially when the businesses are run by my friends!
Moneh Magdaleno has been a long time friend from my hometown. I am so excited to share her company with you Moneh Brisel Jewelry. She makes beautiful handcrafted brass and sterling silver jewelry, which I am wearing in the photo above. Below Moneh shares a little more about how she started her company. You can check out her Etsy site here. We are also doing a give away over on Instagram, so make sure to head over to my Instagram to enter.
All about Moneh’s journey she took when starting Moneh Brisel Jewelry
I moved from Portland, Oregon to the Dominican Republic about a year and a half ago for love. And with that move, amongst many other things, I began to make jewelry. It happened slowly.
My day-to-day work schedule/routine allowed me to have pockets of free time. I am also someone who likes to dabble in different types of art. This, in addition to it being a bit difficult to find brass jewelry here, nudged me along to try and make my own pieces. I had not yet worked with metal. What I know now is a result of going down long Youtube rabbit trails watching and learning from metalsmiths there, as well as leaning on my fiance - who is one of those jack-of-all-trade guys. I did this for a couple of months, making a lot of experimental pieces. With encouragement from the people around me I eventually decided to try and make a small business out of it. I started selling this past October...
My first little collection is inspired by the natural beauty all around me and my affinity toward simplicity/minimalism. So many times I have found myself in awe and admiration of the landscapes here in the DR. Seeing an "inverse sunset," with the sun ray's so clearly depicted across a dreamy pastel sky, inspired the lines of the "SOL" stud earrings. These earrings are reminiscent of experiences like these and so have somewhat of a tropical vibe to them.
Each earring is made from brass and has sterling silver backings.
I am currently working on adding some new earring designs, and hope to be adding necklaces to the collection soon.