About

eclectic handmade jewelry combining nature & nurture

Pairing natural beauties with unique human-made materials into creative handmade pieces since 2008

Unique, eye-catching handmade jewelry with a wandering eye on trends. Whether huge and statement-making or subtle and dainty, each piece is designed to become one of your new go-to favorites. Custom sizing and completely custom designs are available to further perfect your jewelry.

Favorite materials: semiprecious gemstones, rough & raw minerals, gunmetal & antique bronze toned chain, unusual and/or hard to find natural materials

Note: sea urchin spines used in jewelry and crafts are largely (if not exclusively) a byproduct of the fishing industry and in my opinion, are ethically sourced – I would much prefer to use these parts and other food industry byproducts (bone, etc) than have them be thrown away or wasted!


Kirstin Avants-Baker
Owner, Maker

I’ve been making jewelry in some form since before I can remember, and have wanted to own a shop almost as long. I gave it my best elementary school shot at one point and sold “handmade stationery” (paper with a few stamps or stickers stuck on) to my parents, which they begrudgingly paid actual money for. In high school, I peddled handmade belts to whoever would stop and listen, and actually managed to sell a few.

Fast forward to 2008, I officially opened an Etsy shop, and to say the least, I’ve learned a lot since then…

In 2012 I relaunched my shop on Etsy and registered my business with the state of Texas, with much more planning this time, and finally made my first online sale.

Things have changed quite a bit in my life and business, and I always try to continue to improve in any way possible. It’s been a slow process, and launching this website is the latest big step!

I appreciate all of your help in creating my dream business and life, more than you can ever know.


Shadow
Assistant, Chain Destroyer

I like to play with carefully lined up beads and chain and sleep on tools (which is very comfortable). I also can never resist the opportunity to destroy a body chain or anything else hanging or dangling within my reach.

Other interests: making photos difficult, being the greatest

pictured: tools (under cat)