I recently completed 43 rounds around the and couldn’t be happier.
Since I can remember, I have always loved celebrating my birthdays. A whole day totally dedicated to me?! It can’t get better.
Celebrating it, receiving phone calls from friends, presents, cards… it’s delicious, and I just love it.
However, it is always a time when those dread questions pop into my head: “What am I doing with my life? Am I going in the right direction? Should I leave everything and move to the beach?…”
And it was during this time, three years ago (in the middle of a pandemic, remember?), I decided to change the route and make jewellery full-time.
Yeap, I was 40 when I decided what I want to do when I grew up.
I’ve been making jewellery for a long, long, long time. I started maybe around 12 years old, making colourful beaded necklaces. I still remember how happy I got when I finally transformed those beads into little flowers. From that, I moved to weaving jewellery, leather, metals… whatever I found interesting. So, I would just give it a go.
Since then, I never really stopped making jewellery; it has always been a part of my life, creating pieces for myself, friends and commissions… but it was always a hobby.
And then, as we can all remember, in 2020, the pandemic hit us, and, in that crazy time, we were all reevaluating our lives.
Locked inside the house, having baked all types of bread, making for the first time yoghurt, gardening and making AND eating non-stop brigadeiro, a Brazilian sweet, I found comfort in my old hobby, jewellery.
Once again, I started creating earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. I wasn’t thinking much about why I was making them; I was doing it, and it was so good.
After a little while, I realised I had quite a few pieces that I was really pleased with, so I started making them more consciously, and the Everyday Small Pleasures collection was created, and Pinah was born.
It is strange how our lives can take an ‘unexpected’ turn. I can say it all happened by chance, and maybe it did; however, another way of seeing it is that perhaps I have been preparing myself for the past almost 30 years to finally take this turn, right?!
Whatever it might be, I am happy I did. I love jewellery, and expressing myself through them is wonderful.
Thank you so much for coming on this journey with me.