I am so excited about the beautiful new baubles from one of my favorite local Los Angeles jewelry designers, Tanya Melendez. Even Erykah Badu has been spotted rocking her one of a kind, hand wrapped Eyewear! (Photo below).Check out these goodies and more at Tania’s Etsy Shop
About Nena Soul Fly
Boricua, born and raised in NorthEast Los Angeles. Artist, mother, dancer, designer, activist.
Creator of the ORIGINAL HAND WRAPPED BAMBOO DOORKNOCKRS!
Nena Soul Fly, is the artistic vision of Boriquen American Tanya Melendez. Founded in 2005. Inspired by her ancestors, the styles of the “Around The Way Girls of Nueva York” and the cultural pride and eye shadow of the cholas of Cali, Nena Soul Fly combines the flyness of urban ladies with the soul of Afrikan and indigenous women around the globe, creating her own line of women’s accessories and clothing. Working with hand selected one of a kind textiles from Nigerian ankara, Ghanaian kente and Indian silks, cowrie shells, feathers and bamboo style earrings, Nena Soul Fly infuses affordable jewelry with cultural meaning and symbols of her ancestors. These contrasting elements of traditional handmade and everyday urban has evolved into her signature work. Drawing from her unique experience as artist, designer and community activist has also informed Nena’s decision to produce and sell her work locally and independently.
Much appreciation to Tanya for lending her beautiful handmade pieces for our Re-Write Beautiful Photo Campaign .