This collection begins with the seeking + finding of natural objects on my ritualistic beach walks and mountain hikes.
I carefully select and edit my found objects as the beginning stages of honoring these specimens in a piece of jewelry.
What will it be?
The collecting, keeping and arranging of objects is very human.
If I were the last person left on earth, I would still collect, arrange and rearrange and listen to how each natural souvenir wishes to adorn.
What do you collect?
Mine is a process playfully-rooted in material, walking the fine line between tame and unruly, between raw and refined.
I try to make the most of the inherent qualities of the forms, lines, textures, patterns, negative space, imperfections of each specimen.
What do you see?
I hope you wonder about the object's life, where it was and what it will become now that it has taken on another existence as jewelry.
This collection is named STAYING FOUND (fromWild, Cheryl Strayed) because it is my hope that the wearer never loses sight of where the piece came from. I hope that my language as a maker is in-keeping with the object's innate vocabulary, so it will, indeed, Stay Found.
This collection will be on-going and ever-evolving;
I hope that I never stop seeking.
I hope that it takes you places.
Elemental. Sculptural, Architectural.
These pieces will transcend time and season.
Casual to Cocktail.
Hints of splendor, of glamour.
And of an inner magic
that can only be yours.
The Gigi collection is my exploration
of the all-time versatile earring classic:
Ranging in scale and material
while offering fluid movement
or a still occupation
of the inviting space between
your earlobe and your neck.