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Pamela Mujica has a story that many women can relate to. “When I had my third child – at age 44 – I decided that I wanted to stay at home to be with her. But I was isolated,” Pamela says. She also felt her pride start to flare up. “My husband was the provider, and as a woman who had always worked, I wanted to do something. So I decided to do something for myself.”

That something turned out to be her own jewellery line, PAMDesigned …

Born in a small town in Chile named Santa Cruz, Pamela says, “In our culture, things made by hand are not particularly popular or valued.” She also did not grow up making jewellery, but rather, was a country girl who won a scholarship that saw her following her dreams to the United States and then to Australia. It was here that she discovered the Peruvian stitch that inspires her work – via Google. “I didn’t plan this!” Pamela says. “But once I discovered it online, I fell in love. I then travelled to Peru in 2017 with the sole purpose of taking classes with professionals. And I haven’t stopped stitching since.”

Created in 1992, by Juan Pacheco, the Peruvian stitch is a weave of rings that are linked together, generating a soft, compact beauty that can only be achieved by hand, never by machine. As Pamela herself says, “I give the best of myself to each piece I finish”.

Watch Pamela Peruvian stitching in this short video –


To see Pamela’s incredible pieces and to learn more, please go to the following links:

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