Hi! I am a full time college student with a part time job who loves to make beautiful jewelry for people to wear & richly colored art to for them to put in their homes. For the past 2 years I have been featured in my city's annual summer craft show (soon to be 3 years!) but I felt that wasn't enough to effectively share my work with others. Thus 'El Spanador' was born!
The name of my shop itself has no official Webster-set meaning, having originated from a conversation I had with a good friend of mine about roots. Some of my ancestors were immigrants from Spain who then moved to Mexico and lived there for 2 generations before coming to live in America. I couldn't think of any word used to describe an origin like that, so I joked that I was an 'El Spanador'. Months later it was what I decided to name my shop since it just seemed to suit the feel of what I do.
Each piece is meant to stand on its own, embodying an attitude & feel unique to itself. All of the jewelry designs I make are only made once, as they are what Etsy calls OOAKs( One of a Kinds). For painting & clay works I do accept custom orders, so if you see something you like but have a slightly different version in mind please don't hesitate to contact me so we can work something out.
I work mostly with clay, oil & acrylic paints, watercolors, a variety of beads, vintage findings, as well as stainless steel & good quality gold flex wire. I hope to open a plush sections soon, as I enjoy making small sewn cute things. I am always looking to incorporate interesting new elements that I can use to make something nice that someone out there will love :)