caitlin gained her foundationAL education in jewelry fabrication while apprenticing under a master jeweler in FLORENCE, ITALY in the summer of 2014.
she is also self-taught in many metalsmithing and wax carving techniques.
- a portion of each online purchase is donated to earthworks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of irresponsible metal mining.
the majority of jewelry available today is created using gemstones and metals from untraceable sources - these sources are likely using inhumane and/or irresponsible mining practices. practices that negatively impact the environment and it’s inhabitants.
the only way to know your gemstones are ethically sourced is if you mine them yourself or know the miner directly. the devastation that irresponsible metal-mining and gemstone mining causes to the environment is massive; according to earthworks.org, metal-mining is the number one toxic polluter, every day forests are torn down, water ways are polluted and humans are mistreated.
we must make a change.
because of this knowing, i only use reclaimed metals in my jewelry and all the crystals i utilize i have mined myself. i hand make every piece at my bench and this ensures my creations are leaving as little environmental footprint as possible.
i make each piece of jewelry with a set intention and blessings of peace, love, and joy for you.