San Francisco, CA
Designer : Kathleen Maley
Inspiration : The sweeping cliffs and tumbling waves of California
What you should know : A California native, Kathleen studied jewelry and metalsmithing at San Diego State University, then moved to San Francisco's Mission District to live and work in the city's diverse artist community.
She creates sculptural jewelry that highlights the contrast between sterling silver and high karat gold vermeil.
“Living my life near the ocen, the textures and forms of rocks, sand and seashells -- these elements become the stylized lines and forms that give shape to my work.”