Hi! I am Kristina, I've been a silversmith for 6 years and I just moved to Montana from Santa Barbara, CA. I make quality artisan jewelry primarily with sterling silver and vibrant natural stones. Most of my pieces are quite petite, which is my personal preference for jewelry. I try to be in my studio as much as I can, honing my techniques to be a better silversmith. My goal is to someday, in the near future, become a goldsmith and carve pieces in wax!
I try to be as environmentally conscious as I can, as jewelry making requires the removal of pieces of the earth which can have devastating consequences. Most of the metal I use is at least partially recycled and the remainder comes from low impact mines. My pieces tend to be small, which means that I use less material than if I were to make a big honkin' pieces of jewelry. I limit use of consumables, use non-toxic pickle and other…
- Born on May 4
- Joined October 16, 2008