THERE are pretty baubles one glances at. But then there are those that deserve more than just a quick look. Everybody has different tastes when it comes to choice of jewelry but most can agree that things they look for in a piece is its uniqueness and ability to stand out.
Prized for its handmade craftsmanship married with carefully thought-out details along with that touch of spunk and quirkiness is Strozz!, a homegrown, customized, handmade jewelry brand. With its beginnings dating back to 2008, it’s founded by jewelry designer Strozzi Abecel Rosende, who’s also a proud cat lover which is evident in the look of the brand’s logo.
After dabbling in different kinds of art classes from sculpting to painting and ventures like photography and even interior and furniture design, it was training in a metal workshop that kickstarted her newfound passion. “In 2005, my parents encouraged me to enroll in Prototype Making-Metal Workshop in Cebu FAME. It was a 10-month, hands-on intensive training under the direction of German metal artist Ingrid Haufe. That was the time that I started to love jewelry making,” she recalled.