Michelle D. Nieves Albino

Taino Necklace
Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
I live in Puerto Rico.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
My inspiration is the nature and preference of the others.

What medium do you work with mostly?
Paper purses and paper necklaces, necklace sets, earrings and bracelets.

Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
I think that it is a free style and a liberty expression.

Where and How do you sell your jewelry?
I sell my jewelry to my friends, family and other persons who like my designs.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Taino Necklace

What inspired this design?
I made the necklace for a young girl that was participating in a pageant and was representing our culture.

How did it come together?
I define the style of the necklace.

What inspired you to donate your bead(s) to Circle of Hope?

It is the second time I make a donation and it is a great satisfaction to help a worthy cause. I have a family who have been diagnosed and survived and those who lost the battle.