mom en to / handmade jewellery with soul from Mallorca

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WHAT DOES MALLORCA MEAN TO YOU?

Mallorca means trusting my instincts and choosing to live according to my values. At the beginning of 2020, just before the pandemic, I decided to move from Madrid to a town in the Sierra de Tramuntana with my family. The intention: to slow down that the big city demands, live in a natural environment and start new projects. Here I can: Raise and educate my children in a quiet rural setting. Enjoy a healthy diet with delicious local products. Enjoy the natural beauty of the island: its mountains, its plains, its crystalline sea, its vegetation … And have the calm and inspiration necessary to develop my personal project: mom. en . to  A space for meeting, creation and sisterhood, in which I materialize maternal emotions in jewels.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES ON THE ISLAND?

Since I was little, I have been passionate about hiking in the mountains, so my favorite area of ​​the island is the Serra de Tramuntana. There is a beautiful route that runs called Pedra en Sec GR-221. You can walk for several days sleeping in shelters or you can also do short stretches of a single day. The views and the experience of walking between the sea and the mountains is incredible. As for beaches, there are many, but one of the first that I met was Cala Tuent and it is my favorite. I will never forget my first bath there. I still have a lot to discover, I want to get to know the pla, the central part of the island. visit the workshops in which he worked. The three buildings that compose it are very interesting at an architectural level: the Moneo building, the Sert workshop and the Mallorcan house Son Boter. Many artisans and artists live and work on the island, making pieces of the highest quality. It is difficult to access their workshops but I like the initiative that emerged as a result of the “Amb les mans” pandemic, which proposes face-to-face workshops with some of them. You can learn basic techniques of traditional crafts such as ceramics, braiding in illata, making clay siurells, hydraulic tiles, etc. If you want to eat in the Sierra; I like the restaurant S’Hortet, in Deiá, a spacious and bright place highly recommended if you go with children. In Sóller, the Re-Organic restaurant has a very rich “bio” menu and a small shop with organic food products. If you fancy something more informal at the Do de Pit bar, the food and atmosphere are very good.

WHAT PLACES DO YOU RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS WHO VISIT THE ISLAND? On a cultural level, I would recommend a visit to the Miró Foundation where, apart from enjoying his work, you can visit the workshops in which he worked. The three buildings that compose it are very interesting at an architectural level: the Moneo building, the Sert workshop and the Mallorcan house Son Boter. Many artisans and artists live and work on the island, making pieces of the highest quality. It is difficult to access their workshops but I like the initiative that emerged as a result of the “Amb les mans” pandemic, which proposes face-to-face workshops with some of them. You can learn basic techniques of traditional crafts such as ceramics, braiding in illata, making clay siurells, hydraulic tiles, etc. If you want to eat in the Sierra; I like the restaurant S’Hortet, in Deiá, a spacious and bright place highly recommended if you go with children. In Sóller, the Re-Organic restaurant has a very rich “bio” menu and a small shop with organic food products. If you fancy something more informal at the Do de Pit bar, the food and atmosphere are very good. If you want to practice yoga, I recommend the S’Sepai6 studio in Sóller. A spacious room with wonderful views of the mountains where they have yoga and Pilates classes. My place of disconnection and reconnection.

WHAT IS IT THAT INSPIRES YOU HERE?

This island is constant inspiration, the presence of natural elements is very powerful: the sea, the land, the vegetation, the wind, the rain … mom. on . to was born here, on the island, where I can create without haste and raise without haste, values ​​that I needed to accompany me in this new stage of life. I was trained as an art historian, a superior mosaic technique and jewelry, but my greatest vital learning comes with my motherhood. It is then that I feel an incredible connection with our animal, natural and wild side and I feel that I need to disconnect from the asphalt and connect with the earth. My mission is for women to honor themselves and celebrate their maternal transformation through my jewelry. Jewels that on a conceptual level are inspired by maternal emotions and on an aesthetic level in nature. Living here is an inexhaustible source of encouragement.

WHAT IS YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS LIKE AND WHERE CAN WE FIND YOUR PIECES? mom. on. This is my way of giving voice to women and their maternity wards in the form of jewels. I design and make two types of pieces; personalized and collectible. The collections are timeless and are designed for women who want to feel valued and protagonists of their motherhood. In each collection I express a maternal emotion, desire or feeling. This year I have worked on the concept of fluency, of letting go and letting myself go during parenting. This is how the DERIVA collection was born. A series of seven pieces: choker, pendant, bracelet and earrings handcrafted in sterling silver and recycled gold in my workshop, a collection where water, the sea … Personalized jewelry has a slower and more exclusive creation process that goes through several phases: It begins with a personal or virtual meeting with the client. An intimate talk where the person expresses his maternal experience, emotions, moments, memories, places …, his story will be the inspiration for his jewel. I work with sketches, photos, paper prototypes … and in a few days the client chooses one of the proposals. Then begins the work of making the jewel using traditional techniques that can last two or three weeks. Once finished, the client can pick it up at the workshop or if she prefers to receive it in a neat packaging at home. All my creations are commissioned. They can be purchased online or request a personalized appointment through my website www.momentomom.com

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US?

I trust that everything that happened during the pandemic will have positive consequences in our current way of life, so fast-paced and individualized. This island is a treasure and I believe that a more sustainable tourism model should be considered and other sectors should be activated and valued. Rethink the offer of products and services in the territory for the benefit of its inhabitants and the island itself. It is a wonderful and rich land that we must respect, care for and protect.