Fine jewelry inspired by nature
hand made with responsibly sourced materials and recycled precious metals
Hello from the Bench!
Written by: Cynthia Rand-Thompson
This is where it all starts. Everything I make for CRT Jewelry spends time on this bench. I make handmade artist jewelry that is inspired by nature and made with responsibly sourced materials, including recycled precious metals.
Jewelry making is my first love. The beauty of our location and my interest in form and surface are reflected in my pieces.
Each piece is a meditation.
Interested in something that’s sold out? Like something you see, but wish it was just a little different? Have some old jewelry you never wear? Maybe it wants to be updated, or melted down and turned into something new. Consider a custom order.
Traditional skills. Chasing and repoussé, fold-forming, direct casting, anticlastic raising and blind riveting–these are some of the new and traditional metalsmithing techniques used in the creation of our pieces. There is a sense of continuity & connectedness that comes from working with ones hands.
Recycled precious metals.
We use only recycled precious metals, that we either recycled ourselves directly, or that we purchased from a certified green refiner. In this way, we are doing what we can to reduce the need for mining. Have something you want to recycle or repurpose? Contact us.
Responsibly sourced materials.
We seek out ethically sourced raw materials and environmentally safe supplies. Whenever possible, we use vintage stones and stones from ethical, established sources. We even make a point to use as little electricity as possible. Hand tool love. It is more work, but it’s worth it.
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