Bienvenidos and welcome to ARTEZANOS, my creative enterprise.
I am a native South Austinite and a decade ago, I purchased my first tiger eye bracelet from a booth at the Pecan Street Festival. It was brown with black lava stones.
I was immediately enamored with the simple elegance of tiger eye and found myself wearing almost daily. It felt like a bad start to the day if I ever forgot my new bracelet and I became accustomed to the gentle roll and rattle on my wrist.
A few weeks after I bought the bracelet at the Festival, I unintentionally discovered how my bracelet was constructed as it stretched, became very loose and eventually came apart.
This natural wear of the bracelet inspired me to improve on its' design on my own and create something more stylish with versatile color patterns that could coordinate with any of the clothes I wore.
Creating a strong, durable, yet versatile sort of 'humble bling' beaded bracelet style has always been my goal.
My friends and family proudly wear the styles I create for them and I am so proud and honored you would consider purchasing my work for someone you care for and love.
Sending blessings, salutations and love,
Efren "Rob" Franco