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Sierra Keylin  One of a kind jewelry built by hand from silver and unique natural stones. Yucca Valley, California

My set up for this weekends pop up in Pioneertown with @theendyuccavalley and @funkyanddarnnearnew !! Today was filled with so many beautiful friendly faces, and good vibes! Great to finally meet @fanny_penny in person and see her beautiful ceramic work! We will be open again tomorrow from 11-5, come say hi! #sierrakeylinjewelry

Forged hoops!! I love making these, especially the part when I get to use my big heavy hammer to move the metal. #sierrakeylinjewelry

These earrings are possibly the most time consuming thing I make. It's taken 16 hours over a few days to get to this stage, including over a dozen steps in the process, with quite a few more to go. Up next up is making the bezels for the stone drops! I'm so in love with these earrings, and it's absolutely worth every hand cramp, file gouged fingernail, dry cracked skin from sanding, and tingly sore fingertips. They are indeed a labor of love, and I'm proud to say that I have not sacrificed my vision for what's easier, faster, or cheaper in bringing these ear adornments to life. Creating art is not only an exercise in pushing creativity to bring an idea to life, it's an exercise in believing in yourself, and a practice of deciding to invest your time and money into something that you hope people will respond to. It may always look like a sunny desert lifestyle of silversmithing in paradise, but the truth is it was a HUGE commitment to myself and my art to invest a large amount of money on the materials I need to manifest the goals I'm setting for my business...and that's scary, and vulnerable, and also feels powerful in a really exciting way. Thanks for being here, following along on my journey πŸ’š #sierrakeylinjewelry

Saturday studio vibes...I'm about to sit down at the soldering station and ball up the ends of 100 little pieces of wire. Then comes the fun part of putting all the puzzle pieces together for a HUGE batch of Nomad earrings! #sierrakeylinjewelry

Clocking in for a few hours of sanding and hammering all those shapes I cut out yesterday. Iced coffee on deck, @havecompany podcast marathon on the speakers, and a gloriously gloomy day outside as my view πŸ‘πŸ’šπŸ‘ Happy Saturday friends! #sierrakeylinjewelry

No filter moody skies outside the studio...I love it when the weather is like this here in the desert.

Fresh sheets of sterling silver, freshly organized studio drawers, packaging supplies neatly put away, inventory sorted and stored, tchotchkes rearranged, Liz Phair on the speakers, time to dive into a major work session. πŸ’šπŸ”¨πŸ”₯πŸ‘πŸŒ΅βœ¨#sierrakeylinjewelry

This little Ocean Jasper is the perfect stone for one of my Inner Vision rings. Deep earthy green, with a pop of orangey-yellow at the center. Size 6-6.25, in the shop now. πŸ‘πŸ’šπŸ‘

Still life with "wildflowers" from my love.

I've been sick with a nasty cold all week, and finally crawled out of my hibernation in the house to get in a few hours of silversmithing. Finishing up a few custom ring orders, and one big ass necklace that I hope will be as awesome as I imagined it in my head. One little note in the spirit of keeping it real...having a runny nose while wearing a respirator is not fun, but making beautiful little works of wearable art is, so you just push on through, and do the damn thing πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ”¨πŸ”₯ #sierrakeylinjewelry

File this one under "crazy stuff I saw in Quartzsite today". It's a belt buckle...notice the cuff bracelets for size reference πŸ™€

Proud jewelry maker moment right here! A behind the scenes shot of @nadyariot wearing my Nomad earrings!!! Photo by @jeaneenlund for @bust_magazine styled by my magical friend @kbuzzy This is the best birthday present!!! #sierrakeylinjewelry