“I first designed an accessory when I was 8 years old. I used modeling clay to craft two small rings, which I then decorated with hand painted flowers. This instilled a passion and creativity that still exists to this day. As a resident of Barcelona, my dream was to study textile design at the Arts and Crafts School of Barcelona. Through hard work and determination, I managed to achieve this goal and combine it with a course in jewelry making techniques”.
LaKarmen is a collection created by Maite Sole since 2018. She has been living in Berlin since 2009 and has created all of her pieces from her studio in the heart of the Berlin creative scene in Neukölln. The combination of both creative cities of Berlin and Barcelona has had a major influence on her work and is evident in both its design and its techniques.
Adorning oneself with jewelry has been consistent across space and time, religions, cultures, class, and gender. It acts as an agent of personality. We identify with it. We assign memories to it.