What advice would you offer to women just starting out?
To find and follow your passion, and choose to be happy and grateful daily. My designs stay true to my personal philosophy and values; celebrating the uniqueness of life, which is rooted from protection, love and luck.
I handcraft all my pieces and my jewelry is made using recycled precious metals paired with conflict-free diamonds, fair-trade gemstones and eco-friendly products. It’s a great compliment when someone admires a piece of jewelry I’m wearing without knowing it’s my own handmade design. I am passionate about everything I do and all my pieces are made with love and gratitude, so I truly believe they come with a positive energy and vibe for the free spirit in you.
I am a Washington Guild of Goldsmiths board member/web master and have been in jewelry design for 20-plus years, but continue to evolve and learn about new trends and techniques.
Metals/Jewelry Award—Creative Crafts Council, 2015
A parent, educator and experienced community leader: Karla Silvestre for Board of Education, At-Large