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 jeweler
are 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 or intentionally made for them.
Beginning in 2006,
I've enrolled myself in a variety of jewelry classes given by master jewelers.
These classes have lined themselves 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
It appeals to the eyes as well as the soul.
Kaya Sattva Jewelry is the outcome of focused attention.
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.