It started out as a hobby but later on become a lucrative business for jeweler Guenevere Rodriguez who has now made a name for herself in Brooklyn, New York.
The Filipino-American Rodriguez, who used to sell home-made glass and wooden bead pieces of jewelry at $6 each in flea markets, now owns the Guenevere Rodriguez Jewelry Gallery.
Her high-fashion pieces which are uniquely handmade and crafted from crystals, gold, silver, among others, have attracted notable celebrities such as actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Uma Thurman, and supermodels Tyra Banks.
Her works also attracted the attention of noted fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, Woman’s Wear Daily, New York Times Style Magazine, and People Magazine’s Style Watch, “Her pieces were also seen in international boutiques and galleries such as Henri Bendel and Joyce Hong Kong.
According to her website, her simple and soulful pieces are what apparently made her a striking force as a jeweler.