10% off Shine Design and Shop Earrings until August 5th.
Over the past five years, the team over at the Wynwood Shop grew from an outdoor market of local brands and street artists, known as Wynwood Alley, into brick and mortar gemstone in the heart of Miami’s Art District. Shine Design and Shop is a favorite among Wynwood Shoppers. The brand has grown immensely over the years into a shining trademark. We sat down with the pair to ask a few simple questions. Let me introduce to you Gabriela Alvarado and Mayelin Briceño.
Where are you from?
From Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
How did you both meet?We both met through our husbands, they are brothers and we are sisters-in-law. Whenever anyone asks us this question we summarize and say that we're sisters!
When and how did you start designing earrings?
We started 8 years ago in Venezuela. When we arrived in the United States we were inclined to design a different, colorful and daring style. This country has made us grow a lot. We left our comfort zone, we have challenged ourselves, and we constantly keep creating daring designs for our Shine Stars. We have always designed earrings from the start, but we have diversified our collections because repeatedly receive comments like, ”how beautiful! How different!” We love the combination of colors, and little by little have expanded and offered different styles,. We have a wide range of designs from the simplest to the most fearless.
What are your plans for the future?
We have A LOT! We currently concentrated in getting our brand known beyond the state of Florida. We hope to build a nationally recognized brand.
What are your favorite designs?
Mayelin: I love them all but I’m more inclined to the wire-wrapped earrings in bright colors.
Gabriela: I love all our creations, but I am a day-to-day type of person. Depends on how I feel. There are days when I want to use our bold collections, there are other days I like the big wire-wrapped earrings, others days when I need my pearls, my quartz or my druzzies. I also love our little earring collection.