Saturday, June 21, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This collection was inspired by the Ming Dynasty of China 1368ac, that popularized the use of cloisonne in their royal jewelry. * Cloisonné beads are created by skilled artisans. Each cloisonné bead can take up to four hours to produce. Dozens of tiny cells are soldered to the bead's surface, then filled with four layers of enamel, and fired after each filling. Then each bead is polished, revealing intricate and beautiful designs. Since each bead is handmade, colors and styles may vary.
I was born and raised in the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, where my extended family influenced my early interest in the arts of embroidery, sewing, and jewelry making.
I received a degree in history from the University of Puerto Rico, but after graduation turned to the private study of fashion and design. I took many classes with noted Puerto Rican fashion designer Carlota Alfaro before shifting my attention to jewelry. I became a apprentice to jewelry designer Jeannette Fossas and master goldsmith Angel Vicens, both of which encouraged me to launch my line in late 2003.
Drawing upon the timeless beauty of ancient jewelry for inspiration I developed a stylish line which is a blend of the ancient art and contemporary fashion. I called line Fevi Reyes and it is designed and crafted with the utmost attention to detail. The entire collection is handmade and with the intent that you can collect and cherish them for a generation to come.
Apart from my jewelry design I am a full time mom and wife. I have two boys ages 5 and 8 they are my true jewels; I am also blessed with a very supportive and loving husband.
We recently moved from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale Florida, where I just opened my new showroom and workshop.