About Me 

Hello all!  My name is Juan (call me Alex). I am an Afro-LatinX  Artist /designer/Jeweler from Washington D.C. I currently live and work in Chicago and I am a current undergrad student at School of the Art Institute of Chicago majoring in fibers and textile studies. My passion for jewelry was initiated by my grandmother who always adorned herself, her children, and grandchildren in gold jewelry. I started teaching myself to make jewelry in the late summer of 2020. I pull much of my inspiration from researching jewelry techniques and aesthetics from around the world.