Callie grew up in southern California near San Diego, where her passion for art has its roots. She started with painting in watercolor, oil, and acrylic, and soon she began experimenting with mixing painting mediums and working with clay. Callie's long-time dream was to be an art teacher, but social pressures convinced her otherwise, so she pursued dental school. For one reason or another, school kept just not working out.
After losing her service industry job in 2020, Callie was drawn back into crafting. She began selling macrame key chains and pacifier clips to make some extra cash. Before long, she took up wire wrapping and created small necklaces. Driven by her desire to learn, she spent countless hours watching Youtube videos about making jewelry. Finally, in April of last year, she collected enough knowledge and confidence to solder her first piece successfully!
Callie continued to pursue pieces that challenged her skills, learning through experimentation and mistakes—but there was no doubt a genuine love for the craft motivated her. She now makes jewelry full-time out of her dream studio nestled in the woods in Northern California.
Callie is inspired by bright colors, textiles, and realism. She likes to mix design elements like unique stamps with aspects of nature. Her style is eclectic, bold, and whimsical--she designs her pieces for those with wild hearts. Her work predominantly features high-grade turquoise and opals.
Callie hopes to own a gallery featuring local artists someday, and she'd love to teach metalsmithing classes in the future. She greatly appreciates the community she's nurtured through art and wants to spread that joy.