32”-50” Triple Layered wood bead necklaces strand together with small to large round beading.
© Erika Peña.
Erika Peña is a jewelry designer whose multi-cultural upbringing has shaped her jewelry designs into culturally sound pieces of fashion environmental conscious jewelry art thanks to the influence of her travels and expose to different cultures.
Peña is the daughter of Dominican parents, moved to Florida at the age of three. At 18, she decided to study in New York City fashion design at Parsons Design School, working and collaborating with fashion labels like Donna Karan and Josie Natori. After graduating and returning to Puerto Rico.
Peña’s drive and determination pushed the designer to venture into uncharted territory. Using nothing but her love of culture and a dismantled shell lamp, Peña designed and handmade a pair of earrings that launched what today is her jewelry empire, with, Bielka Peña-Bevillard. Since then, it’s been nothing but stunning stone tribal necklaces, chic chandelier earrings, and ravishing rhinestone rings. Each piece crafted blends her Latin roots and her bold fashion claim. And the results are luxurious, one-of-a-kind true works of art.
Since designer Erika Peña lives and creates here in Bali, you can even meet the legendary lady herself, often gracing shoppers with her presence to help showcase her unique, gypsy-inspired designs that suit all sizes. In fact, the entire Erika Peña experience is so personalised, you can even opt for her bespoke tailoring services (with super speedy turnarounds!) to help you customise your very own Erika Peña pieces, according to your personal style, shape and curve.
HOW TO WEAR IT
Her statement-making jewelry and her modern gypsy-inspired designs. tribal statement necklaces to swoon over, Erika Peña is all about merging modern, high-end resort style with functionality, and right now, new collection of wearable art is designed for all wanderers alike that can create multiple different looks that will take you from lounging in a luxe resort, to waltzing along Canggu beach and on to a dazzling date night in swanky Seminyak.
In Erika Peña’s design we will find the dance of a bamboo massif in the breeze, and how its choreography has the eurythmy of a branch that is drawn on the sky.
In Erika Peña’s deign you will see that the higher forms of aesthetic motion do not simply consist of understanding of what is created from the most simple materials from mother nature.
One day we will discover what she saw in the jungles on Bali an alphabet in the leaves of a tree, in the brown velvet of the falena, and then we will discover with astonishment that each spotted bead of wood has always been a poem which rhythm comes to life in the body of the person who wears it.
This is the simple added value that we will find in the green world of Erika Peña’s design.