Gretchen Schields' Profile

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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.

  • Female
  • Born on March 31
  • Joined November 10, 2009

Favorite materials

Silk, Pearls, Antique Chinese silver, Japanese obi, Jade, Black onyx, Tibetan art, Vintage jewelry, Carnelian, Brass

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GRETCHEN SCHIELDS JEWELRY

About

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.

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