For college students and fellow Fashion and Makeup Lovers to relate to!
Author: Beata Czifrik
I left behind a secure life with all modern boxes ticked: education, career, money, home, 40 pairs of high heels… I went to Indonesia for a year to study arts. That year changed my life.
During that time I learned to see the value of life, of every single moment. I learned to appreciate “little” things like food and shelter, people and love. That year started me out and since then I have been following the same path of seeking, learning and growing. I live off my jewelry, sometimes I actually work for money. Most of the time I travel and do work exchanges.
I have spent months working with horses in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Spain, with the loveliest people in the incredible countryside of Vermont, US and with a real horse whisperer in Hungary.
I have done some farm work too in the amazing scenery of South of Spain, on a Mennonite style farm in Belize, and on the Highlands of Bogota.
Hostel work cannot be missing from my repertoire either, While working in hostels, I fell in love with traveling in my first bar job in Hungary, enjoyed a unique city life in Kuala Lumpur, hiked the mountains of the Lake District in England, lived a jungle life in Guatemala, surfed in the Pacific in Ecuador and enjoyed the magic of the Canary Islands.
During my everlasting travels I have learned many skills and crafts. After drawing, embroidery and some fabric work I ended up making macrame jewelry.
Macrame is a technique that uses tiny little knots to create a shape and pattern. I work with semi-precious stones and create unique fiber art around them. I work with no hurry, and with careful attention and love, to always be able to pass on a perfectly made piece that carries beautiful positive energies.