"I was born in 1961 in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. My parents began teaching me the secrets of fused glass when I was just a girl. <br><br>
"Today, I'm married and have two wonderful children who are my motivation in life. Financial need led me to work as I wanted to lend my husband a hand with the expenses. I remembered the glass designs my parents crafted and I started learning more about it with a Venezuelan friend. <br><br>
"My first designs were large and combined many different colors. Later, I began creating smaller pieces like pendants. I hadn't realized that something even prettier would come from this, like women's jewelry with a unique and special touch! <br><br>
"That was in 2004. My jewelry helped us a lot with our little boy, who was a sickly child. Doctor's visits were very expensive but, thank God, we were able to meet this challenge. <br><br>
"To me, nature is incredible and shows us a different and beautiful landscape every day. Many of my designs take their inspiration from all the lovely leaves that fall from the trees and become a part of the landscape with their extraordinary combinations of colors. <br><br>
"Today, my work is innovative and also includes details in sterling silver, which adds a unique touch to the noble material of glass. I try to convey the sensations of Costa Rica's flowers. <br><br>
"Nature is beautiful but we must learn to care for and preserve all these marvels that God gives us. My designs also seek to convey this consciousness for our planet. I hope you like them. <br><br>
"Every day, I place my work in God's hands. He gives me strength and focus for everything I do."
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.