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Alaya Vautier Jewelry

Interview with Alaya Vautier

In the spotlight is Alaya Vautier, an outstanding metal artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz. Alaya’s artisan jewelry reflects vibrant elements of nature and experiments with diverse textures, a collage of metals, and a mix of gems and stones. She creates unique pieces that are one-of-a-kind and never mass-produced. As well as showing […]

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Mark Areais Jewelers

Mark Areias Jewelers

  These days, it is rare to come across jewelry that has not been mass-produced in a large factory. At Mark Areias Jewelers, the professional craft and personal care of jewelry is refreshingly “old-fashioned”. Local artist Mark Areias is a formally trained Goldsmith and one of this area’s most esteemed creators of fine jewelry. For […]

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Sea Foam Heart Shaped Pendant - Ali DeMoro

Ali DeMoro – Featured Artist

Local artist Ali DeMoro shares about her Wirework Seagrass Jewelry: “Wirework is a hobby I picked up in the last year and felt an instant connection to it. You could say I picked it up and ran with it… My jewelry business spread through word of mouth and soon I was giving and selling pieces […]

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silica pendant

Inspirationand First Steps: Gem Silica Pendant

  This week I am starting on a new pendant for myself! I’m excited about this project. I’ve been waiting for a while to have the opportunity to create something with this beautiful gem silica stone. I bought the stone from someone that I follow on instagram, who cuts stones and sets them into jewelry. […]

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Rutilated Ammonite

Completed Progress: Rutilated Ammonite

Rutilated Ammonite This week I finished this rutilated quartz and ammonite pendant for a good friend of mine. This pendant is hard to capture in a photograph. The light has to catch the quartz just right for the ammonite to show through. I finished the pendant with some twisted wire and spiral to provide some […]

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Fluorite with Points

Completed: Fluorite with Points

This pendant features a fluorite stone paired with amethyst and quartz. I love the combination of shapes and colors with this piece and waiting to wrap it for a while. My vision for this pendant is that it looks somewhat like a wing. I sometimes call it the fairy wing pendant. The stones are wrapped […]

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Pendant

Progress: Rutilated Ammonite Construction II

This week I continued my progress on an ammonite and rutilated quartz pendant. As I said in my beginning post on this project last week, my goal for this piece is to create the illusion that the two stones are fused together. I worked towards creating that by doing a very simple wrap on the […]

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