Jewelry Workshop

Valentina's Workshop
Handcrafted Jewelry

Location: Mexico City

Alejandra Gold Earrings - CANO
Alejandra Gold Earrings Hammered - CANO
Alejandra Silver Earrings Hammered - CANO

ABOUT VALENTINA

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Valentina Huete began her career as a fashion designer. But after a while, she felt lost; fabric never offered her the opportunities to fully unleash her creativity. So she started her search for different materials to experiment with. When she reflected on her youth, she remembered the shared interest in carpentry with her father. This sparked the idea of making jewelry. She jumped on a plane to New York for her first jewelry course. Since then, she has not stopped creating.

 

Ethically made in Mexico, with recycled metals.

Inspired by the Mexican paradisiac beaches and designed in a timeless style.

MEET THE ARTISANS

Héctor - Owner

Héctor and his father started the workshop in 2003 when Héctor was only 18 years old and with very limited equipment. His father taught him everything he knew about boot making and since then the family business has grown to employ more people.

Armando - Owner

Armando is Hector's business partner and has a lifelong experience in the boot making industry. First as a sales manager and then a boot maker himself. He's married and all of his 3 children work at the workshop.

Pedro - Leather Cutter

Pedro has a lifelong experience in the shoemaking craft and has worked with Armando and Héctor from the beginning of their workshop in 2003

David - Leather Cutter

David is married and has 3 children. He learned the craft at age 13 from his father, who was also a leather cutter.

Denisse - Finance and Planning

Denisse studied International Commerce and she takes care of the finantial and administrative aspects of the family business while she helps in the boot production. She has a daughter that would love to be part of the family business one day too.

Martha - Preliminaries and Adornment

Martha started working at the workshop since she was 15 years old, but then decided to take a small break to start a family. Recently she returned to the family business.

José Jesús - Sole Polisher

Father of 3. He started working as a shoe maker at 15 years old at his uncle's workshop where he still works to this day. Normally he splits his time between his family and Hector's workshop so he provide for his family.

ABOUT

THE PROCESS

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Valentina is passionate about handcrafting and leaving a positive impact on the world. Therefore, she makes every piece entirely by hand and continuously tries to reduce her ecological footprint.

Every part of Valentina's creation process is unique, as each material has a different personality. Valentina never prioritizes perfection. Instead, she lets the materials guide her and likes how small flaws make the final result truly unique and like no other. She hopes that her pieces will always accompany their wearer. 

''It's important to respect the work of everyone in the supply chain. So I make sure my materials are obtained fairly and consciously.''

V.H.

 

WORKSHOP

LOCATION

Valentina's workshop is located in Mexico City, also where her partner artisans metal casters and gold plating are. But she sources the recycled Silver that she uses for her pieces from a supplier located in Taxco, Guerrero. A globally known silver producer and exporter in Mexico.

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Valentina's mission is to introduce the world to Mexican metals & traditional goldsmith processes through her designs.

 

Valentina's Workshop
Handcrafted Jewelry

Location: Mexico City

Alejandra Gold Earrings - CANO
Alejandra Gold Earrings Hammered - CANO
Alejandra Silver Earrings Hammered - CANO

ABOUT VALENTINA

|

Valentina Huete began her career as a fashion designer. But after a while, she felt lost; fabric never offered her the opportunities to fully unleash her creativity. So she started her search for different materials to experiment with. When she reflected on her youth, she remembered the shared interest in carpentry with her father. This sparked the idea of making jewelry. She jumped on a plane to New York for her first jewelry course. Since then, she has not stopped creating.

 

Ethically made in Mexico, with recycled metals.

 

Inspired by the Mexican paradisiac beaches and designed in a timeless style.

MEET THE ARTISANS

Héctor - Owner

Héctor and his father started the workshop in 2003 when Héctor was only 18 years old and with very limited equipment. His father taught him everything he knew about boot making and since then the family business has grown to employ more people.

Armando - Owner

Armando is Hector's business partner and has a lifelong experience in the boot making industry. First as a sales manager and then a boot maker himself. He's married and all of his 3 children work at the workshop.

Pedro - Leather Cutter

Pedro has a lifelong experience in the shoemaking craft and has worked with Armando and Héctor from the beginning of their workshop in 2003

David - Leather Cutter

David is married and has 3 children. He learned the craft at age 13 from his father, who was also a leather cutter.

Denisse - Finance and Planning

Denisse studied International Commerce and she takes care of the finantial and administrative aspects of the family business while she helps in the boot production. She has a daughter that would love to be part of the family business one day too.

Martha - Preliminaries and Adornment

Martha started working at the workshop since she was 15 years old, but then decided to take a small break to start a family. Recently she returned to the family business.

José Jesús - Sole Polisher

Father of 3. He started working as a shoe maker at 15 years old at his uncle's workshop where he still works to this day. Normally he splits his time between his family and Hector's workshop so he provide for his family.

ABOUT

THE PROCESS

|

Valentina is passionate about handcrafting and leaving a positive impact on the world. Therefore, she makes every piece entirely by hand and continuously tries to reduce her ecological footprint.

Every part of Valentina's creation process is unique, as each material has a different personality. Valentina never prioritizes perfection. Instead, she lets the materials guide her and likes how small flaws make the final result truly unique and like no other. She hopes that her pieces will always accompany their wearer. 

''It's important to respect the work of everyone in the supply chain. So I make sure my materials are obtained fairly and consciously.''

V.H.

 

WORKSHOP

LOCATION

Valentina's workshop is located in Mexico City, also where her partner artisans metal casters and gold plating are. But she sources the recycled Silver that she uses for her pieces from a supplier located in Taxco, Guerrero. A globally known silver producer and exporter in Mexico.

|

Valentina's mission is to introduce the world to Mexican metals & traditional goldsmith processes through her designs.

 

MEET THE ARTISANS

Héctor - Owner

Héctor and his father started the workshop in 2003 when Héctor was only 18 years old and with very limited equipment. His father taught him everything he knew about boot making and since then the family business has grown to employ more people.

Armando - Owner

Armando is Hector's business partner and has a lifelong experience in the boot making industry. First as a sales manager and then a boot maker himself. He's married and all of his 3 children work at the workshop.

Pedro - Leather Cutter

Pedro has a lifelong experience in the shoemaking craft and has worked with Armando and Héctor from the beginning of their workshop in 2003

David - Leather Cutter

David is married and has 3 children. He learned the craft at age 13 from his father, who was also a leather cutter.

Denisse - Finance and Planning

Denisse studied International Commerce and she takes care of the finantial and administrative aspects of the family business while she helps in the boot production. She has a daughter that would love to be part of the family business one day too.

Martha - Preliminaries and Adornment

Martha started working at the workshop since she was 15 years old, but then decided to take a small break to start a family. Recently she returned to the family business.

José Jesús - Sole Polisher

Father of 3. He started working as a shoe maker at 15 years old at his uncle's workshop where he still works to this day. Normally he splits his time between his family and Hector's workshop so he provide for his family.

JEWELRY WORKSHOP

Valentina's Workshop

Handcrafted jewelry
Location: Mexico City

ABOUT VALENTINA.


Valentina Huete began her career as a fashion designer. But after a while, she felt lost; fabric never offered her the opportunities to fully unleash her creativity. So she started her search for different materials to experiment with. When she reflected on her youth, she remembered the shared interest in carpentry with her father. This sparked the idea of making jewelry. She jumped on a plane to New York for her first jewelry course. Since then, she has not stopped creating.

Ethically made in Mexico, with recycled metals.

ABOUT THE PROCESS.


Valentina is passionate about handcrafting and leaving a positive impact on the world. Therefore, she makes every piece entirely by hand and continuously tries to reduce her ecological footprint.

Every part of Valentina's creation process is unique, as each material has a different personality. Valentina never prioritizes perfection. Instead, she lets the materials guide her and likes how small flaws make the final result truly unique and like no other. She hopes that her pieces will always accompany their wearer.

''It's important to respect the work of everyone in the supply chain. So I make sure my materials are obtained fairly and consciously.''

V.H.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP.


Valentina's workshop is located in Mexico City, also where her partner artisans metal casters and gold plating are. But she sources the recycled Silver that she uses for her pieces from a supplier located in Taxco, Guerrero. A globally known silver producer and exporter in Mexico.

Valentina's mission is to introduce the world to Mexican metals & traditional goldsmith processes through her designs.