Monday, November 19, 2012

A Marvelous Beauty

If there’s someone oozing with creativity in our clique (college), it’s got to be Merriam Batara or simply “Raims”.


A Literary Muse

She once invited me to a poetry reading in Intramuros (during its heydays). She had a stint as Junior Writer for Commerce Journal and became part of JCBA’s (Junior Chamber of Business Administrators) Pool of Writers. She certainly loves to write.  

A Music Junkie

She let me borrow her Wolfgang’s bootleg album. Yes, cassette tapes were the in thing then. This was the time when Chicosci was still Chico Science. Her music preferences include Led Zep, The Police, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and of course, Razorback and the Eraserheads. It segues to the likes of Johnny Cash, James Brown, Eartha Kitt, Nelly Furtado and many others.

A Fashionista

She can spruce up a boring uniform by adding layers of necklace and chunks of bracelet. She has designed a body bag made of silk fabric with oriental prints. I still have mine (picture below).

She has put this into good use and now ventures into jewelry business. 

So if you’re looking for unique and well-crafted pieces, visit Raims’ designs at AVA (The Home of Beautiful Things)

(photos taken from her Facebookpage )

Autumn Dream – X-Type Lariat Necklace with Swarovski crystals, sequins and glass beads on leather in antique gold and black nickel-plated chains

Claudia Cuff – with red-orange agate ball, hematite, Swarovski crystals and glass beads on leather in antique gold and black nickel-plated chain

Coraline Necklace – with zippers, Swarovski crystals and glass beads on leather in black nickel-plated chains.

Stained Glass Window - with Swarovski crystals, hematite, glass and metal beads on leather in antique gold-plated chains

Stud Necklace – with metal stud detail, Swarovski crystal and glass beads in leather in black nickel-plated chains

Some of her items are also being sold at Firma in Greenbelt 3 ◘

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