Inspired by natural materials from the Philippine Islands, buankissed designs reconnect the wearer with mother earth, mother moon, mother water and mother air.
Established in 2020 during the pandemic, Blessyl Buan's designs were initiated with the intention of reconnecting to her ancestral roots. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada her experience has been "I am not Filipino enough" and "I am not perceived as Canadian."
Through the unique lens of a diasporic Filipina, Blessyl's jewelry designs, paintings, prints and weaves tell a story that needs to be told: a deep desire for belonging. Her art explores the psychological impact of reconciling with the land from which she was displaced being the offspring of immigrants.
buankissed translated means "moonkissed."
A portion of all profits support Philippine Indigenous Artisans.
new works coming soon
It's an exciting time. Blessyl is exploring ways to bring new art to you using collected natural materials, weave and paint.
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I love my beautiful buankissed earrings! I love that they are handcrafted and that so much care and attention was given to the materials used. I'm proud to wear them as a tribute to my parents' birthplace, the Philippines.
Maria Bulatao- Made By Mree
What I love most about these pieces is how it makes me feel a bit closer to my homeland. The capiz shell draws me closer to memories of being by the water and any time I've worn these earrings around my kapwa it does the same. Each piece is lovingly made and no two are ever alike! Owning a pair is having your own unique piece of home.
Feeling connected to my homeland and to nature's elements when I wear these beautiful and whimsical earrings. Absolutely unique! I can't wait to buy more designs!