Gretchen Schields' Profile
My Silk Road Collection of necklaces in antique and ethnic textiles, my Tribal- Inspired jewelry and the intricate Freshwater Pearl neck pieces I create reflect the cultural panorama of a childhood spent wandering the world from Africa to Australia and points in between.. Born in Japan, I spent early years in China and I still derive much of my inspiration from Asian decorative art.
A successful career as a fashion and advertising illustrator brought professionalism and authentic styling to the jewelry I now design. I illustrated and wrote children's books. One of the books I illustrated, The Chinese Siamese Cat written by my friend Amy Tan became an Emmy award winning animated TV series called Sagwa. A transplanted San Franciscan, I now live & work near Laguna Beach, California.
- Born on March 31
- Joined November 10, 2009