by Ana Campaniço.
We’re Ana and Cristina and we design and create cork jewelry.
After living many years in the Caribbean, we returned to Lisbon, Portugal, and fell in love with the very traditional local art forms of Cork and Portuguese Tiles, called Azulejos [ɐzuˈleʒu].
Cork is an extraordinary material and a wonder to work with.
It’s 100% natural, environmentally friendly, recyclable, impermeable, lightweight and durable.
Azulejos are a form painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework, a traditional aspect of Portuguese culture you will find everywhere in Portugal.
We’ve been in love with both, ever since.
We always loved making jewelry and have done it for many years.
Our passion for design and artisanship have led us to this beautiful art form, so, we jumped on the opportunity to make reproductions a little bit bolder and colorful than the ones you could usually find, to use traditional materials and transform them into versatile, trendy, artsy jewelry.
Just a little different, sunnier, what we call tradition with a new style.