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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Handmade Jewelry

We'd like to provide you with some insight into our jewelry making process. All of our jewelry is designed and assembled in our studio right here in San Diego, California. We have two designers, Lourdes Mustain and Dawn Ellis, you can read more about them in our Meet the Designers section.

Our designers will start with a simple concept such as an OM symbol and a circular stone pendant; from there they will build and expand on this concept using a variety of gemstones, pendants, metals, etc. Usually only one or two of these ideas actually make it to our main line that we offer here on our website. Occasionally many of them work out together, for example our stone circular pendant pieces.

Many of our silver and vermeil pendants are true originals that we have hand casted by local metal smiths in small to medium sized runs. We do also buy and import handcrafted charms from artisans worldwide such as our Hill Tribe pendants which are made by the people of Northern Thailand.

While we try to keep our inventory up we often can't keep up and many of our pieces are handmade once the order comes in, even down to the very tedious wire wrapping of each individual bead, you can see this in the photo in this blog and you can see a finished product that makes use of the wire wrapping in our Coral Mala Bracelet.

We hope you enjoy our handmade jewelry and as always we are open to ideas and suggestions on anything and everything about our jewelry, if there is something you want and don't see, let us know, we can create that special custom piece that you may be looking for.
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