Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Suspended In Time: Tirana Jewlery

Romantic and mysterious with a hint of timelessness, Graciela continues to master the blending of industrialism's remains with superb aesthetic beauty. She was just featured on NBC's "Ones to Watch" where she gave some insight on where her elegance and sophisticated style emerged from.

"I have a penchant for old, obsolete machines," says Fuentes, whose work has a distinctly Victorian feel. "When I was a child in the '80s, the main steel foundry went bankrupt after operating since 1900. The foundry was right in the middle of the city and has since become a park with beautiful rusty machinery and mills scattered around -- I've always been drawn to the melancholic feeling that these kind of archaeological industrial sites exude."

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