Kristine Rios is a Landscape Architect with a passion for making semi-precious gemstone jewelry. By nature she is attentive to details, value good craftsmanship and lasting materials. She thoroughly enjoys the jewelry design and production process, and values doing it well. Her design aesthetic is minimal in nature, with delicate, unique details. This amounts to a style that is easy to coordinate and accessible to many people… Inspired Everyday Jewelry.
In recent years Kristine has expanded into fine silver jewelry, which is hand-sculpted from a precious metal clay. The clay is an environmentally-friendly green product, which uses reclaimed silver from recycled film stock and negatives. When the clay is fired, it results in 99.9% PURE silver, which holds more value than sterling silver. This medium has opened up endless possibilities for sculpting and stamping. Her background in landscape architecture has inspired many of her fine silver pieces with botanical impressions.
Handmade in Orange County, CA, each piece of jewelry is one-of-a-kind, and may vary slightly due to the individual nature of semi-precious gemstones and hand-sculpted fine silver. See more of Kristine’s designs at her Etsy shop. Follow her on Instagram & Facebook @RiokkoDesign to see what’s in progress and behind-the-scenes workshop photos!
Kristine’s jewelry will be available at our ENC Artisans Marketplace on December 3 from 11AM to 3PM. Fore more information about the Artisans Marketplace, visit our website.