Jennifer Villanueva was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her exotic style and taste matched with her elegance and use of beautiful nature-inspired palettes is the perfect blend of her influences throughout her life. She also gets inspiration from the many beautiful places she has traveled.
Her career has spanned many fields all related to beauty and aesthetics. From being a model and actress to Head Designer at several successful apparel companies, creating contemporary women's collections sold worldwide through department stores such as Macy's, JCPenney, Nordstrom, and online platforms. Her eye for color, beauty, and style is the common thread between all of her creative endeavors.
Inkagoddess Jewelry Collection
Inspired by her love for gemstones and metaphysical crystal energy, in 2009 she developed her designer one-of-a-kind "Inkagoddess" Jewelry Collection. Her collection debuted at the trendy and hip Fred Segal store in Santa Monica, California. It is currently being sold at Brooke Rodd Boutique in Santa Monica, Ca.
She uses only the finest components in her designs which consist of healing and protective gems such as Tourmaline, Peruvian Opal, Turquoise, Labradorite, Aquamarine, and many other colorful and expressive stones set in sterling silver and precious metals. All of her jewelry is handcrafted through wire wrapping and soldering. She handpicks and uses Natural Gemstones because of their amazing properties and energy. Besides their beauty, every gemstone and crystal possesses its unique property. They heal, attract positive energy, and repel negative energy while assisting and improving your life on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. It is believed that these magical crystals provided by mother nature hold powerful energy that will guide, protect, and help you embrace your inner goddess.
All crystal jewelry is cleansed through the process of smudging with sage before shipping. The purpose of cleansing crystals is to have them return to their original state. Intentionally cleansing the crystals resets its’ energy, essentially back to the vibrational frequency it had at the time it formed on the Earth. Crystals require cleansing to reflect clearly.
To learn more about Gemstones click on the "Crystal Properties" section on the Home page.
Inkagoddess Art Collection
Her painting career evolved from her need of wanting specific painting styles and color variations to decorate her home. She started taking fluid art classes and experimenting with acrylic paints and different mediums. Her paintings are created by using different acrylic paints with different consistencies, metallic paints, powder pigments, and various mediums. Her art style varies from floral blooms to marble-style paintings and beautiful abstract paintings. Many portray magical worlds. Her one-of-a-kind artwork is also sold as NFTs on Echange.art website.