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Rosa Campos

  • Possante Jewelry
  • Jewellery maker
  • Bragança, Portugal
  • Rising Star
Rosa Campos Jewellery maker
Contact
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+351 912290750
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Spreading wings

  • • Rosa found her vocation by following her teacher’s advice
  • • She studied jewellery design and enrolled in a series of more practical courses
  • • Her pieces are inspired by the city and nature of Bragança, where she lives

Rosa Campos thanks her secondary school art teacher who, spurred on by her artistic talents, recommended jewellery as a possible professional path. “When I experienced drawing and making my own piece at ESAD Design School, I realised that jewellery was my passion and vocation.” The opportunity to open her workshop arose in 2018 after being selected for a programme Empreende Já (Entrepreneurial Now) offering financial support and an introductory course to set up a business. When the Mayor of Bragança invited Rosa to make a special piece as a tribute to a regional costume, declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, she felt an immense gratitude for being given the possibility to confidently spread her jeweller wings and fly.

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Branch bracelet

The inspiration for this piece came from observing a branch on a tree. Direct casting was used to capture the shape and then the bracelet, in 925 silver, was filed, sanded and polished inside to be smooth on the wrist. A patina treatment in the end enhances the bracelet’s shape.

Length 6.6 cm
Width 5.7 cm
Height 0.5 cm

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Fíbula earrings

These earrings, made manually in brass and plated gold, belong to a set of pieces inspired by artefacts from the Abbot of Baçal Museum, Bragança, dating back to the Bronze age. In this case, the Fíbula, like buttons today, enabled the joining of two fabrics.

Length 3.2 cm
Width 2.8 cm
Height 2.1 cm

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Graças earrings

These earrings were inspired by a religious artefact dated between the 17th and 18th centuries in Bragança’s Abbot of Baçal Museum. The sculpture represents the Baptism of Chris. God is surrounded by seven cherubs and rays of light radiate from the clouds. Handmade, they weigh only 4 grams.

Length 4.8 cm
Width 1 cm
Height 0.2 cm

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Heterotepala earrings

The berries of the Phytolacca Heterotepala bush inspired the design of these earrings. Originally from North America, these shrubs are found in coastal areas of the Iberian Peninsula. After making a wax mould to position the berries, the earrings were then made by hand in 925 silver.

Length 1.8 cm
Width 0.6 cm
Height 0.4 cm

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Honeycomb necklace

Culture and nature were the inspirational themes paying tribute to the organic honey from Bragança’s Natural Park of Montesinho which won the "7 Sweet Wonders of Portugal" contest. A honeycomb piece was used to achieve the final shape of the necklace’s pendant.

Length 1 cm
Width 1.8 cm
Height 3.5 cm

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