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Maria Catarina Fernandes

  • Kali Jewellery
  • Jewellery maker
  • Caxias, Portugal
  • Master Artisan
Maria Catarina Fernandes Jewellery maker
Portuguese, English
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00
+351 916300786
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Channelling the goddess

  • • Maria Catarina studied sculpture before turning to jewellery making
  • • She learnt with a master jeweller as well as at jewellery school
  • • Her pieces are sculptures meant to empower those who wear them

Maria Catarina Fernandes describes herself as a contemporary jewellery maker but she is first and foremost a sculptor who transforms material into wearable jewellery. “I was drawn to the immense possibilities of shaping my ideas in the material world.” Mastering traditional techniques such as forging, casting, welding, filing, sanding and polishing, she uses noble materials along with brass, stones, shells, seeds and even fossils to bring her jewellery to life. Her pieces are filled with symbolism inspired by ancient civilisations and surrounding nature. “I feel a deep connection to the micro and macro cosmos. I like to believe that people who wear my jewellery feel strong.” Maria Catarina designs and makes her jewellery but is also open to commissions.

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Uno pin

The Uno brooch was first made in wax before being cast in brass. Inspired by the strong symbolism of the human eye, Maria Catarina Fernandes' wish was to create a powerful and protective brooch for the person wearing it.

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Amarna earrings

Amarna, a pair of convex circular silver earrings, was inspired by the structures of the natural micro cosmos. The prototype was built by soldering all the small circular elements and reproduced using the lost wax casting technique.

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Coral brooch

As the name suggests, this unique brooch was cut out from a sheet of brass in the shape of coral branches. Welded to a safety pin, it is a playful piece of jewellery that adds beauty and originality to an otherwise plainly functional safety pin.

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A striking pendant with a vintage feel, made of curvilinear silver elements that were forged and then welded together by the artisan. This collection was inspired by ancient civilisations and a deeper world of symbols and memories.

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Istambul ring

The prototypes for these sculptural rings were made by welding in wire. The open rounded shape and lines allow a light visual effect.

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