Exhibition Opening: August 5th from 3:30 pm at Bini Gallery, 62 Smith Street Collingwood, VIC, 3066 Australia. Artist of Residence presentation: August 18th at Bini Gallery at 3 pm. Pamela will be showing the public how to make the Peruvian Stitch.
My journey to loopy
“Going crazy with a baby at 44 or start my own jewellery business, that was my dilemma and for the sake of my mental health but also a way to provide economically I opted to become a jewellery maker”.
All started 4 years ago while watching a video about wire crochet, right there I discovered the Peruvian Stitch technique. Two years later, I travelled to Peru and I took classes from the experts and became a professional in the Peruvian Stitch. Now, I am dedicated full time to this beautiful art.
In each piece that I finish I give the best of me: I use non-tarnish, Sterling & Fine silver wire 999.9% wire.
My desire is to seek perfection in my final design, although I know that perfection is always relative, however, the "Peruvian Stitch technique" allows you to form symmetrical rings and achieve beautiful jewellery.
I love what I do as It allows me to express myself with my art. Further, I love the flexibility that comes with my business, as it lets me to stay at home with my children. I also love to see women's reaction to my jewellery and that is so heart-warming.
Pamela Mujica (PAMdesigned)
Pamela Mujica, was born in Chile. Makes wire crochet jewellery using the Peruvian Stitch. The Peruvian stitch is the Art of Making Loops. She uses Fine Silver 99.9% wire, upcycle copper wire and non-tarnish wire to make her pieces. The technique Peruvian Stitch was created by Juan Pacheco in Peru 1992 neo ancestral sculpture due to the need to build sculptures to achieve a flexible and uniform mesh.
Pamela sales her jewellery in different stores and online. Etsy, Bini Gallery, Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery, Space2b, Sisterworks and Global Sisters.
Credits: Mr Juan Pacheco creator of the Peruvian Stitch, Lauren Marshall from LJM Photography and Lorenza Bini from Bini Gallery.