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KUERO Bags transmit life,energy and passion..

KUERO, Handcrafted, Genuine Nicaraguan Artisan Leather

When a friend of mine, Alma Lleras, a former dancer with the American Ballet and now a jewelry designer, invited me to meet her handbag designer friend, I said yes, with trepidation and a little hesitation.

But when she walked into the store and we met for the first time, I knew that we had come upon something special.
Ana Velazquez, born in Canada to Nicaraguan parents and raised in Nicaragua, is a beautiful Latina. Growing up in a creative family, Ana’s mother is a fashion designer, and her grandmother, a jewelry designer.

” I’m inspired by my country, my family and aesthetic pleasures…Nicaragua’s history has produced strong, persistent, loving and hardworking people, people with dreams and a unique perspective of life”…
Like Ana, her bags are works of art, transmitting life, energy, passion, and a postive attitude.

KUERO, meaning ‘leather’ in Spanish, is launching in Pittsburgh, Pa. and is now available at Spoiled Chics the Boutique in Sewickley.
Master Representative, Randy Gray and Associates will roll out the line to other U.S cities beginning in January 2010.

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Teen designer,Twisted Metal

At 13 years old, Alex Krosovic has accomplished more than most people twice his age. Excelling in academics, running cross-country, playing 4 instruments (piano, guitar, sax and trombone), fishing and kayaking, I wonder when he has time to create jewelry.

He’s been designing jewelry since he was 10. Wrapping and twisting wire into intricate shates and designs, the name “Twisted Metal” was a no brainer.

Depression glass hand wrapped in sterling silver wire pendants

Depression glass hand wrapped in sterling silver wire pendants

His sterling silver twisted wire rings grew in popularity and were so highly coveted that Blocher Jeweler of Ellwood City, Pa. (his hometown), partnered with Alex who began designing one-of-a-kind pieces and offering jewelry repair for their patrons.

During a brainstorming session at Spoiled Chics the Boutique in Sewickley, Pa., a collaboration of ideas ensued which will result in a new, hip, edgy collection of jewelry. Featuring details such as multi layered chains, mixed metals, leather strands, his current line of bone, wood, stone and ‘river glass’ will take on a whole new chapter of style.
Alex Krosovic, Twisted Metal, and his business partner/mom, Sondra Krosovic, also a designer,”On the Rocks Jewelry” will both be featured at a Trunk Show:
Date: September 12, 2009
Time: 10am-5pm
Place: Spoiled Chics the Boutique
350-1/2 Beaver St.
Sewickley, Pa. 15143

Trunk Show info on Facebook

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