Artisan Organization: Marilia Guimaraes
"I've designed accessories for women since 1985. My designs are meant to be used at all times of day and they are chic. I use national and imported materials that I treat in such a way they become an original feminine accessory — versatile, well finished, and sophisticated. I try to give meaning to these materials by maximizing their forms, textures and translucency.
"I call my line bijoulherias (from the Portuguese bijouteria and joalheria) – this term came to me in a dream and it describes my designs as a blend of custom and fancy jewelry. I sell my work in selected areas of southern Rio de Janeiro and now to the rest of the world.""