Chamorro Jewelry Evolving…

I was featured in the Guam Pacific Daily News in an article published on March 26, 2014, titled:  “Chamorro Jewelry Evolving – Homage paid to what was worn long ago” written by Lacee Martinez.  This article actually caught me by surprise as I figured they were going to just show pictures of the jewelry and do little descriptions.  Here’s a photograph of the article that was posted to my Facebook page by a friend!


I enjoyed reading the article however, there was just a couple mistakes that might throw some people off.  The woven rings that were featured, I had made from åkgak or pandanus leaves.  The other portion, was that the Guinahan Chamorro shop was moving to Harmon.  The Guinahan Chamorro shop, which is run by Julie “Jill” Benavente is moving to the Sagan Kotturan Chamoru Cultural Center in Tamuning, heading towards Tumon on Påle’ San Vitores Road just after exiting the loop it will be on your left before the intersection to Hilton Hotel.  You’ll see a large gate:


The center is scheduled to have it’s soft opening on Thursday,  July 31, 2014.  Stay tuned for more details.