Art is something that Mawadda has been surrounded by her entire life. Originally from Yemen, she remembers the stained glass windows and colorful homes fondly and, as she grew older, her fascination with them only grew deeper. The result? A degree in jewelry and metals. She now creates pieces of jewelry inspired by the architecture of her hometown and the organic forms she admired in school. Each design goes through revision after revision in her sketchbook until Mawadda thinks everything looks just right. Then the magic happens and she lets her torch guide the way.