What began as a coping mechanism and evolved into a métier, Vena Rico Designs is here to fill the gap between the fashion-forward, potentially bizarre, and low-cost thrifty styles. Blended together, a truly uncommon yet fully customizable collection is formed.
The year 2011 ushered in a period of significant change and upheaval in V's life. The brightening post destruction atmosphere enlightened V to the need to create and the freedom that came with it. Since then, VRD has begun to blossom as the one-stop-shop for the young and wild at heart.
Individuality; Each handcrafted piece is refreshingly unique from the one before it. Every variation of the original contributes to that certain charm that mass-produced merchandise so obviously lacks.
Quality; Although their portfolio boasts an abundance of one-of-a-kind works, VRD strives to remain within a budget-conscious price range without sacrificing quality or attention to detail.
As a young, queer, college drop-out with too much time and not enough money, I began using scrap craft materials to re-create clothes and jewelry suitable for the eccentric soul. Intentionally a way to keep my hands busy, I soon realized I had the time & means to share these pieces with the world. Opening up an Etsy shop was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. By immersing into the business management as well as the design and production sides is thrilling and soul satisfying. Switching between left and right side brain activity has certainly kept me in good mental shape, however draining it feels at times. Everyday I thank the stars for the support systems I have and look forward to where this endeavor may lead.
My Name is V