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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Then do it yourself

- Alessandra Tinio -
We all have days when we’re consumed with the idea of just one thing: to spend money and shop. However, there is nothing worse than hitting the mall and not being able to find a single thing that you want to buy. Usually this results in a double blow-out the next time the feeling grabs you. But in the case of a few, there is also the decision to do it yourself.


Feminine and funky

My recent searches for jewelery led me to two ladies who did just that. Mariel Quimson took the initiative in designing her own jewelery after her frustration at constantly searching for one-of-a-kind accessories and in the end being left empty-handed or having to give up when something’s way out of her price range. This led her to create her own pieces. After being commissioned to do jewelery, bags and other things, she started her own brand this year called Adira, a Spanish word for feminine and sexy. Mariel’s designs are versatile, flexible and, most importantly, one-of-a-kind. From bangles, necklaces and earrings to shirts, shoes and iron-on designs for clothing, each piece shows the amount of thought and craftsmanship put into each piece.

To order:
Call 926-1910 or e-mail [email protected]

Nicole Wisenhunt

Modern elegance

I saw a friend wearing a beautiful stone necklace and asked her how old it was. When she told me it was new, I had to find the designer who made it. I wouldn’t have expected to find young student Nicole Wisenhunt behind the vintage designs. Nicole started designing when she needed pieces for an outfit. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she used her handy precious-stone connection to create accessories for herself. This year, after a significant demand from friends, she started making jewelery for people who commissioned pieces. With many designs based on jewellery passed down from her grandmother, her pieces are unique with designs that are classic and elegant.

To order:
Call 0920-9001705 or e-mail [email protected]











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