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Eligio Rojas

Eligio Rojas Silversmith
Monday to Saturday 8:00 - 18:00
+57 3116677718
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Ornamental insects

  • • Eligio is an innate jeweller
  • • His pieces are inspired by insects
  • • He has taught his craft

As a young boy Eligio Rojas showed a talent for using his hands and so he was encouraged to study jewellery. He had to make a lot of sacrifices to learn this art; the school was next to the airport, so he had to wake up at three in the morning and cross Pueblo Nuevo, Guataca, Guaymaral, and Mompox to get there in time. It was worth the effort, however, as even though he did not study at the school for a long time, the teachers there noticed he had astonishing skills. His career then took off. Since then, he has taught his craft, learnt new techniques, exchanged ideas with jewellers from other countries, and even travelled on account of his talent. Today, he has mastered the art of making ornamental insects, which include grasshoppers, dragonflies, tarantulas, cockroaches, and flies.

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Eligio Rojas made this silver dragonfly pin with the filigree technique. This craft has joints which allows its legs and wings to move.

Length 10 cm
Width 13 cm
Height 4 cm

Cricket pin

This cricket pin is made with silver with jointed wings and different fillings which compose the central structure and the wings. The antennae and legs are made with silver threads.

Length 6 cm
Width 3.5 cm
Height 3 cm

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Scorpion brooch

This jointed scorpion is made from silver. It has movement in all the leg joints and in the tail. The piece has different filigree fillings which make up its central structure and its tail.

Length 11.5 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 10 cm

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