Jaime Gutierrez Orihuela
I met Jaime as I was wandering the market streets of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico. His display filled with crystals, leather and stones caught my eye and I instantly fell in love. I stayed at his booth for hours, talking with his wife and admiring his work. i left without anything & all night kept thinking about his jewelry. I rushed back over to the same spot the next day to see if he was there, luckily they were & we decided to collaborate together.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
WHEN DID YOU START MAKING JEWELRY & WHY?
I started over 18 years ago. I liked to do creative things and then decided to study jewelry in school.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WORKING WITH YOUR HANDS?
Welding and building stones.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My biggest inspiration is music. When it comes to jewelry, stone colors and the shapes of stones inspire me to create each piece.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO MAKE?
Charms, rings, and earrings.