I consider myself lucky to have been struck with the love of metal smithing and to be a maker of gifts we give ourselves and each other for beautification, commitment, ritual, and empowerment.
Some of the most rewarding moments I have as a jewelerare the times when I get to see how someone's look is immediately transformed in some lovely way as soon as they try on what was seemingly made for them.
Since 2006, I've enrolled myself in a variety of jewelry classes given by master jewelers. These classes have lined them selves as stepping stones according to my evolving interests in craft and artistry. Every hour at my bench is spent happily building on the many lessons learned and skills gained.
Through thoughtful design, intentional fabrication, detailed crastsmanship, and the use of traditional metalsmithing techniques my work results in unique jewelry precious with meaning. It appeals to the eyes as well as the soul. Kaya Sattva Jewelry is the outcome of focused intention. It is labor intensive and done with love and a bit of soul.
All designs are crafted in my dedicated studio in Oakland California with my own two hands, one piece at a time or in small batches.
Committed to an eco-friendly approach,
I work with low-impact and bio-degradable supplies whenever possible. Supplies and services are sought locally to support professional neighbors. Metals are meticulously recycled and repurposed.
My sustainable practices also include the consideration of longevity which I strive for with all of my designs. Both durable and classic, they are all well crafted offering years and years of personal adornment for each unique individual who will collect and wear my jewelry.