Encantado Magazine Feb 2018 issue - Page 48

Like a BOSS Written By: Jimmie Wolf D ress up your style for a finished look with dazzling gemstones set in uniquely designed jewelry. This month we are featuring jewelry de- signer Mary Carrera of Gemstones New Mexico. Mary is the founding partner of JaM Advertising and Productions and is also the creative side of the agency. Mary has always had a passion for art and a specific passion for designing jewelry. Ever since she was a child, she can remember taking apart jewel- ry and then using the pieces to make something different and new while adding her own creative touch. Not much has changed throughout the years, except the fact that Mary started making her jewelry from scratch. While juggling a media career in Los Angeles, she was introduced to the Fashion district in downtown L.A. Mary dis- covered numerous stores filled with raw gem- stones and findings! She was totally hooked and found herself there every chance she got looking for the latest supplies. Like many art- ists, Mary is driven by emotion and inspiration gained in the moment so even after a long day of working with client’s marketing campaigns, she still finds the time and energy to create unique, one-of-a-kind gemstone jewelry. Like a Boss Every piece of jewelry that Mary designs is an artistic rendition utilizing the finest natural gemstones and minerals found in New Mexico as well as other parts of the world. Each piece is carefully made to last. Check out Mary’s latest designs inspired by the colors that surround the gorgeous New Mexico landscape and the joy it brings her customers at www.GemstonesNewMexico.com. All of the beautiful outfits shown here, were provided by Dara Sophia Romero founder and designer of Hopeless + Cause Atelier. Mary Carrera & Dara Sophia Romero