I am Monika. I design, sculpt, and turn raw materials to life in a small studio in Andalusia, Spain.
What first was an experiment, very quickly turned out to be my thing. I believe that finding your true calling is an accident. And so I experimented my way into an accident ever since.
I guess I have always known that I should do something creative, but I was playing around this concept, almost like I was afraid to face the truth. There is a strong artistic background in my family, but I ignored that fact and followed a completely different direction. So, after getting a degree in Italian Philology I started to travel in search of the sign.
I decided I need to continue my studies and so I ended up in an art direction course at Central St. Martins in London. Afterward, I started to work in advertising, which I very quickly discovered was not what I truly wanted to do. I moved to NYC to try something different. At Parsons School of Design, I got a bit closer to more hands-on art, trying myself in graphic design and typography. I took out of New York everything I could and learned jewellery design, drawing, illustration, and web design.
Feeling completely disoriented, which direction I should follow, I went back to London and ended up in yet another school. Again fooling myself, I finished a makeup artistry course at the London School of Arts. No surprise that I never followed this path, instead, I started to work at a talent management agency for fashion designers. Watching how other artists are fulfilling their dreams I was helping them by organizing their showrooms at the Paris Fashion Week.
After 10 years of rolling through different schools in different cities and taking many random jobs, finally, here I am in the right place, my home in Andalusia. Here I have found peace of mind and I cleared my understanding about what is my true calling. All the experiences culminated in finding the right medium for me, jewellery. It had it all, the expressiveness of arts and improvisation of craft & design.
I have found my accident, finally.
My work is inspired by nature, or it reflects the mood of the current times, so as a result, ojolo.co is a brand of handmade jewellery produced in small batches where each piece is unique and has got a different story to tell.
Please have in mind that because all pieces are handmade subtle variations in color and form might occur.
Please note that recipients of international orders are responsible for all customs duties, taxes, and brokerage fees upon delivery.
All sales are final. In case the received piece is damaged during shipping, please send me an email with the photo of the damaged piece and package within 24 hours upon delivery.
Shipping: 8 EUR Spain, 16 EUR International.
For collaborations, custom orders, wholesale, or any other queries please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact form, you can also visit my studio at Calle la Vid, 9, Conil, Andalucia, Spain.
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