Handmade with Intention.
“Artesana” means female artisan in Spanish and this word also contains two words within it: Arte meaning “art” and Sana meaning “heals”.
In a world where we are surrounded by the mass produced, I wished to go back to the beginning of my path and re-start again making what I love.
Handicrafts, the beauty of nature and knowledge sharing, are the things that resonate deep within me.
With this in mind, I created my artisan brand in 2019: ArteSana Handmade Designs.
“Passionate about handicrafts
and inspired by collecting
beautiful things from nature,
I have been crocheting,
designing and producing
gemstone wire work jewellery
for many years, in Argentina,
in France and now in Luxembourg.”
la meta es el camino
Since I was a child, I was captivated by the shapes, patterns, and luminous sparkle of stones. I remember eagerly waiting for Sundays, the day when my parents would prepare mate and take my brother and me “al parque”. This family ritual every Sunday was at an old airport in a beautiful city in the north of Argentina. There was a shop there, with beautiful stones (called geodes) of different shapes and colours. That was my favorite place, where I could spend hours and hours contemplating the beauty of those stones that carry the memory of the creation of the world, a fusion of minerals and elements of Mother Nature.
As I grew up, I learned to find geodes on the paths of the red earth roads. We broke them with a hammer, and a piece of rock would become two halves full of small quartz crystals sparkling the colours of the rainbow.
Traveling across my country, from north to south and east to west, I used to keep (asking permission first to the Pachamama) a little memory of my experiences from each place: quartz, amethysts, agates, branches, seeds, stones from lakes, rivers, and mountains.
With my hands, I began to give new forms to these objects of nature, and thus they were transformed into ornaments: miniature paintings, amulets, or rough stones that when polished, became crystalline agates.
I loved washing the stones with rainwater and putting them in the sun. Those were moments of calm and simplicity, I took time to observe them and discovered shapes of landscapes, faces, and trees within.
As a teenager, I discovered the “Ferias Artesanales” in Buenos Aires. I used to love spending hours and hours observing, appreciating every conversation, every discovery of the craft and gemstone world. Each artisan imprinted their own artistic signature in their manufacture of ornaments and jewelry with materials such as stones, sterling silver, bronze, and alpaca.
All of the creations displayed on this website have been designed and handcrafted in Luxembourg.
Over the time, I fell in love with stones that came from all corners of the world and inspired me to travel: moonstone, green tourmaline, black tourmaline, sunstone, garnet, ruby, pyrite, onyx, aquamarine, emerald, obsidian, tiger’s eye…
Step by step, I became an “aficionado” of their characteristics, their symbolism, and their energy. Every free moment became a time to create: I learned the art of ceramics, wood, painting, calligraphy, weaving, crochet, plant-based dyes, batik, dried flowers, and finally, different jewelry-making techniques.
Deeply Grateful for everything Nature gives us and to connect with my roots, ArteSana Handmade Designs was born. Because creating and making unique pieces of jewellery comes naturally to me, and I enjoy every moment of the process: from carefully selecting gemstones to creating an harmonious design that invites my hands to take action. With attention to detail, I put a vibration full of love so that each piece becomes unique for someone unique.
My purpose is to offer handmade jewellery to embrace your inner-beauty, providing that special and unique touch that will complement your authenticity.
By showing our own authenticity, we become the artisans of our life, and contribute with our grain of sand, to a better world.
With love & light,
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Bespoke jewellery made by hand just for you and, original timeless designs that you will love and wear regularly.
“Les bijoux ArteSana sont à l’image de sa créatrice : délicats, élégants et chargés d’histoire. Chaque création faite montre de son savoir-faire et de son amour infini pour le fait-main.”
“Dem Veronica seng Bijouxen si wonnerschéin a mat Léift gemach. Hatt schafft mat schéinen Edelsténg, et kann ee bäi him net nëmmen schéi Bijouxen kafen, hat hëllt sech och gaer Zäit fir Bijouxen ze reparéieren an ze transforméieren. Et kann ee sech och Sténg oder Paerlen raussichen a sech ee bestëmmten Design wënschen.”
Ses bijoux sont unique, fait avec un excellent choix de pierres.
Je suis très contente avec les magnifiques bijoux de Verònica et ses bonnes connaissances de pierres précieuses et de lithothérapie. Je trouve toujours les bijoux qui vont avec ce que je cherche à chaque moment.”
“Durant l’été 2021, j’ai découvert dans la Grand Rue une boutique qui offrait l’artisanat, plus précisément des bijoux fait-main en pierres semi-précieuses ainsi que des créations de crochet.
J’ai beaucoup apprécié cette boutique qui offrait une gamme de produits différente de celles offertes par les boutiques de la Ville”.
Le savoir-faire et la créativité de Veronica permet à ses clients de découvrir l’artisanat et de se former lors des workshops créatifs. ”
“De très belles créations! Je suis très contente avec mon bracelet et mes boucles d’oreilles.”
“I am stunned by how beautiful the pieces of jewellery are! I absolutely love them. They are made so carefully, and are just stunning. They have straight away become my most loved and special pieces of jewellery. Thank you so much for your love, care and skill that you have put into them. Also the way your packaged it all and your lovely note in there, I could just feel your love and care that you poured into it. I am so delighted and feel like I have receives something I will love and enjoy forever. Bless you!”
“L’atelier bijoux organisé par Verónica était super ! Grâce à sa patience et à son savoir-faire, nous sommes reparties avec de très belles créations et la tête pleine de souvenirs.”
“Je suis trės contente de mes “étoiles” et elles sont trės admirées par mon entourage.”