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Welcome! My shop can be found here: http://lavajewelry.etsy.com

A geologist by training, I've always had a love for color, design, texture, and working with my hands. Geology plays a strong role in my jewelry through my use of natural gemstones. I strive to appreciate and celebrate the variety found in nature by choosing gemstones with character.

I like to describe my jewelry as "earthy elegance." I am drawn both to the earthiness of natural gemstones and to the elegant gleam of curving polished sterling silver. Although synthetic gemstones and dyed glass can be extremely beautiful, they do not hold the same allure for me as natural gemstones with all of their charming flaws.

Why "Lava Jewelry"? Well, it fits in with what I do. I love to study volcanoes, and many of my friends will tell you that there are few things in…

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  • Born on January 9
  • Joined June 18, 2006

Favorite materials

gemstones, silver, copper, gold, natural fibers, natural wax

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About

Welcome! My shop can be found here: http://lavajewelry.etsy.com

A geologist by training, I've always had a love for color, design, texture, and working with my hands. Geology plays a strong role in my jewelry through my use of natural gemstones. I strive to appreciate and celebrate the variety found in nature by choosing gemstones with character.

I like to describe my jewelry as "earthy elegance." I am drawn both to the earthiness of natural gemstones and to the elegant gleam of curving polished sterling silver. Although synthetic gemstones and dyed glass can be extremely beautiful, they do not hold the same allure for me as natural gemstones with all of their charming flaws.

Why "Lava Jewelry"? Well, it fits in with what I do. I love to study volcanoes, and many of my friends will tell you that there are few things in life I love better than red hot magma.

I studied jewelry-making at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, CA, and metalsmithing at Mission College in Santa Clara, CA.

I work in my cat-friendly, smoke-free home and studio.

I live near San Jose, CA, and I like to use my weekends for hiking, camping, and photography.

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Check out my other Etsy shop!
Earthy gemstone beads - http://ABeadSea.etsy.com

SRAJD (Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer) member #227
Proud member of WWAO (Worldwide Women Artists Online). Search WWAO on Etsy to find more wonderful WWAO artists.

Wholesale and local consignment inquiries welcome, however I do not consign long-distance or drop-ship.


All images ©Lava Jewelry 2006-2014. All Rights Reserved.

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