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About this project

WHY IS MY PROJECT UNIQUE?

Graffiti + Jewelry = AGANA 

I aim to provide an abundance of individual style while sustaining jewelry at an affordable cost. Take a look at my CURRENT JEWELRY for a visual example of the new line to come. 

Designing like crazy, I have millions of designs just waiting to share with you and the world.  With your help, I will be able to expand from focusing solely on precious metals and be able to release a new line with more extensive affordable material options. You will no longer have to wait; I will finally reach a wider audience and the admirers that have requested and desired my jewelry for so long. Thanks to you, a window will open for my followers to be able to afford and claim your very own custom AGANA piece!

Expanded Jewelry Line + AGANA 

These days, everything is manufactured in bulk and, while capturing you for the day, these pieces of aluminum and steel quickly lose their value the moment you see every other person on the street wearing the exact same thing.  Unlike the machine-made jewelry available everywhere these days, my jewelry is hand-made, personally commissioned, and made with love.   

My goal is to create jewelry to uplift the soul with empowering words function to reflect a message behind the form. The images I produce promote knowledge, self-determination, culture, unity, identity, and confidence. My hope is that the jewelry I create will allow opportunities for you to share the pride you feel in yourself with everyone around you. I plan to expand my line with new materials that will still be handmade, unique to you, and something that only you will have.

 You + AGANA 

Metal arts are a love of mine and it would be great for it to be a sustainable craft. As things stand, there is a large market of people who want my pieces, yet a small market of those who can actually afford the cost of materials and labor for produce them. With your help, I can take my four-hour labors of love and use new materials to provide them to anyone wanting to express her or himself, no matter what their current economic status may be.

With your help, I’ll be able to share my love, make it more affordable, and reach out to my community and my students, who simply can’t keep up with the ever-changing prices of precious metals. Your help will allow me to get as creative as possible with the new line’s prototypes through new, unseen colors combinations of local, non-outsourced, and fair-trade materials. I will be combining different graffiti letters styles and characters in wood, acrylic, multi colored and layered felt, printed textiles, enamel, and the list goes on and on ……

 Metal Arts + AGANA 

My art started with murals and graffiti, but after getting into some trouble, I decided to join my love of painting with my fascination of the basic, yet impossibly powerful element of metal arts. A part of me wanted to be like the female Magneto and be able to heat, manipulate, and make my own forms out of this powerful force of nature.  Because of that, I apprenticed and worked for several silversmiths during high school, abroad in Indonesia, and then at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Through a lot of trial and error, I am at a point where I have researched every possibility in terms of materials and affordability. I’m absolutely ready to share my gift with you and everyone I can reach out to and connect with.

I have collaborated my jewelry pieces with other graffiti writers such as Twick(ICP), Gremz(LA), Dime(Few&Far), Refa(TDK), Amend, Ceiba, Estria, and those whom have past such as MIKE "DREAM" (RIP). Check out a recent ARTICLE that came out to see more of my art, jewelry process, and what I am all about.

You may remember me from such crews as Royal Crownz at Oaklandish, Visual Element, Wizard of the Styles (WOTS), and Few and Far. I am planning and looking forward to collaborating with other writers and artists with a powerful visual message. Especially the various talented females in our all girl crew FEW AND FAR!

AGANA + Thanks!

My students and youth say, “Thank you in advance for your gratitude!” I genuinely appreciate you backing my project and spreading the word; it means the world to me! Your dedication in the celebration of ladies in Hip-Hop is valuable and guaranteed to be a rewarding experience.

Thanks a million for all your support and solidarity with the project! 

-Vanessa “AGANA” Espinoza

Risks and challenges

The Challenge has been coming up with enough money for materials and tools to produce my jewelry. Once I have the economic backing behind my project the challenges will disappear leaving more room for the creative evolution of my art. Thank you for supporting the movement.

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