Adriana de Gadea from Peru
is the artisan in the spotlight this week
Born in Italy, Adriana Rosa de Gadea has lived in Peru most of her life. 'I began crafting jewelry as a hobby, something to do in my free time when not looking after my daughters. But it snowballed and today I dedicate all my time to this craft. It's an enormous satisfaction when someone asks me to make a piece and I can see the happiness on her face. My designs are an expression of art and I need to feel inspired the entire time so that each one comes out the way I want it to.'