Houston, my hometown is very supportive and featured my Treasure MaDonna (prior to the name change SIWEL) handbags in several magazines and newspapers including Modern Luxury, 002 Houston, Jones Magazine, Houston Chronicle and Rolling Out. Being able to carry my collections in cute boutiques around Houston in the Museum District, Houston Galleria and trendy Rice Village was surreal at times. I'm still grateful today.
This tear sheet from i10 Media Magazine with Mia Wright on the cover features my collection of leather jewelry and handbags. Jewelry was a byproduct of my handbags because I had so many leather remnants left over and didn't want to throw them away. My Mom was very instrumental in teaching how to make jewelry. Since she is a Jewelry Designer, I would always ask her how to do different techniques that were in my head because I didn't know how to bring them to life. We sourced jewelry findings and hardware from Houston, Los Angeles and New york. That was a cool era in my design career because I worked very closely with my Mom!
Thank you Reginald Rhodes for this i10 Media feature.
~ Treasure MaDonna