right on time for the grape season, today we have among us a lovely girl who comes from this country, but chose the netherlands to live. and i brought up the grape topic because her shop is called trincar uvas, which in our beloved language means to bite grapes! and as she says, it is one of her joyful pleasures (who can actually blame her for that?). joana pedroso is the one behind trincar uvas, which is an etsy shop dedicated to handmade jewelry, where natural elements make out with colours! trincar uvas is our local markets guest!
“trincar uvas is where i get to express myself. my aesthetics. what makes my senses tingle. what excites me and at the same time makes me feel like i’m home. with trincar uvas i get to play with precise geometric shapes and give them the texture and color of embroidery thread. and it’s the contrast of things that inspires me. the contrast between old and new, geometric and organic, tribal and modern, natural and man made, and so on.. the opposites attract me!”
the way she introduces herself is also lovely… and i felt connected with her on some of her short sentences!
i was born in portugal
i live in the netherlands
i am in love
i am never satisfied
i get scared easily
i love to cook
i also love to eat
i try to be kind to people around me
i believe in common sense
i also write poetry
i love to dance
i wish i had a view
trincar uvas is on etsy, so it’s a fabulous idea for those christmas gifts you’re starting to wonder! and yes, i said christmas gifts! it’s not outside your door yet, but it’s coming and you know what a great way of saving some money and giving amazing presents anyway is? shopping early or through the year, that way you don’t spend a lot on one month only! such a smart idea!
what is local markets? a community dedicated to the very best portuguese talented & independent artists that strive for an original work and exquisitely executed handmade design & photography. once a week, there will be a special feature for these artists, to spread the word about their talent, to introduce you to new & fresh work. local markets is an original feature from a place for twiggs. you can read more about this feature here and join the facebook page for news!