Limited-edition jewelry collection honors artistic collaboration

Since its conception in 2014, Kathy and Kathy Bespoke has always been an innovator in the jewelry industry by fusing a customized beauty with meticulous craftsmanship.

Innovation isn’t merely an expression at the brand founded by Kathy Sarabia-Babst and Kathy Gregorio-Anover; it’s a way of life.

Just recently, Kathy and Kathy Bespoke teamed up with talented artist Demi Padua to come up with the Golden Layers, an exquisite, limited-edition collection of medallions. Each of the seven unique pieces — crafted from 14 carat gold — reflects a harmonious marriage of traditional and contemporary aesthetics.

The joint venture between Demi  and Kathy and Kathy Bespoke is an outstanding example of their dedication to pushing the boundaries of traditional jewelry production and has produced a genuinely extraordinary collection that honors innovation and artistic collaboration.

Mardi Gras piña lace mask. | PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF kathy and kathy bespoke

Demi, who was born in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, started his artistic journey at a young age. He developed an early interest in painting, using it as an outlet and a form of expression.

Demi’s artistic philosophy mirrors his life’s journey. He describes the precious stones and diamonds used in the Golden Layers as representations of his life’s successes. “Madami nangyari sa buhay ko na parang layer by layer na success kasi nanggaling ako talaga sa sobrang hardship in life (Many things have happened in my life, as if layer by layer of success, because I really came from extreme hardship in life),” he shared with the DAILY TRIBUNE.

This hardship sparked his creative flair. He recalled collecting broken toys and painstakingly putting the remaining pieces together to make something entirely new and unique. This deed represented hope in the face of adversity, a motif that runs throughout all of his artwork, including Golden Layers.

Demi’s fortitude — and ability to turn setbacks into advantages — is what makes the collaboration possible. His artistic ability, powerfully exhibited in his partnership with Kathy and Kathy Bespoke, has been influenced by his persevering personality.

While Demi captures the essence of individuality and artistry that not all broken things are useless, Kathy and Kathy Bespoke continues to push limits and produce pieces through this collaboration that resonate with personal tales and accomplishments.