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Hand crafted jewelry with 5 different lines.
Patina Resin Collection (patina or hand painted metals with items captured in resin)
Ancient Rings Collection (Facetted Chalcedony, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Tooaz, Citrine, Diamonds and more in 14k gold fill bezel settings)
Leather Collection (deerskin leather wrist wraps with sterling silver or Brass)
Industrial Metals Collection (oxidized or patina finished embossed brass, silver, 14k rose or
Yellow gold pieces)
My artwork has always been connected to the natural world as I have always been an avid outdoor enthusiast. After meeting my husband, an outdoor enthusiast as well and arm-chair geologist, I was introduced to the geology of the Northwest. This introduction helped focus my art in a new direction, which was to embrace and incorporate the geology and natural history around the Northwest into my work. The stones in my jewelry are found on round hounding trips in and around the Northwest and are tumbled, polished and cut by us. For my final jewelry designs, I like to preserve the natural shape of the stones as much as possible, and take inspiration from the natural environment the stones were formed in to chose or make the beads and findings as well as the pair the metals they are combined with.
I started this adventure in 2011, learning how to bead. Becoming bored with beading, I found a local wire working class. Since then, I've fallen in love with making jewelry. My friends suggested that I start selling my work on Etsy. 2012 I opened my shop Piccolina Jewelry.
Realizing that local businesses need support, I've joined two local groups: Seattle Metals Guild and Duvall Handmade. I've really enjoyed getting to know people in my home town. In 2014, I wanted to make my business full time and my husband convinced me to learn how to make metal jewelry.
I've taken many classes at North Seattle College for jewelry design. I'm enjoying manipulating and soldering metal!