Inside the Studio: My First Collection

September 01, 2017

Inside the Studio: My First Collection

Getting started with my new jewelry design studio is intimidating and rewarding. Art school is a distant memory now, and I have been bummed out for a long time about not keeping my art practice going and instead focusing on a career, house, life. I have finally decided to make the jump and commit myself to my craft.

Jewelry design is so fascinating to me, its a mix of engineering, art, chemistry, and good old fashioned dexterity. I love how there is always a new technique to learn and it keeps my hyperactive mind busy. 

For my first collection I focused on perfectly imperfect hand made organic textures instead of mechanical perfection. I love the unique look of hand sculpted forms and yet because of the fine medium the pieces are still elegant and elevated. Every piece is purposefully one-of-a-kind because who wants something that has 1 million copies? With careful research I sourced sustainable materials to make the collection: recycled silver, lab opals and ethically mined American Turquoise. Opals are like micro galaxies, one of my favorite gemstones, you always see something new in them.

I was inspired by astrology and religious symbolism tapping into jewelry's origins. Precious metals are actually from outer space and have been used as divine accessories meant to empower the wearer. 

Valley Rose Studio Collection of Rings

 

Valley Rose Studio Jewelry Tools Process

Valley Rose Studio Gemstone Inspiration

Valley Rose Studio Finishing and Prepping Jewelry

Valley Rose Studio Setting Gemstones


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Ring Sizing Guide

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