Jacqueline Sanchez

      JacQueline Sanchez has forged a life and a livelihood by leading from the heart. Years before starting her eponymous jewelry line in 2002, She discovered her love for creating jewelry through, well, love itself. Her boyfriend (now her husband) was an ardent Grateful Dead fan and enticed JacQueline to travel around the country with him to see the band play. To pass the time while on the road, she took up making “dancing bear” earrings from sheet silver that she pierced out into individual earrings. She was quickly hooked. She sold every pair of earrings as fast as she could make them and put her profits toward college at the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology, where she learned the fundamentals of jewelry design, fabrication, and stone setting.

 

JacQueline Sanchez Jewelry Design handcrafts playful, elegant wearable modern art using artisanal methods. Each piece of jewelry from the JacQueline Sanchez studio is created with a passion for design and the highest standards in craftsmanship and durability. JacQueline is the recipient of an achievement award from the American Craft Council and her signature “Forever Young” collection continues to win numerous awards and accolades.

For the past 15 years LEGO® bricks have been a big part of her practice. She sands, cuts, drills, and sandblasts each LEGO® piece. Sand blasting gives a matt finish to create simplicity to a shinny beautiful toy brick. LEGO® represents a lot for many people so she tries to honor that with each piece. The diamonds serve as the mature soul of the toy. Over time her pieces have evolved into this new body of work telling her forever young story with more of a sophisticated perspective while still honoring "play" . Portland Skies symbolizes the rain and clouds of the Portland skies followed by the re-emerging beauty of the city.

Prior to starting JacQueline Sanchez Jewelry Designs she worked as a bench jeweler for over 10 years, performing all aspects of jewelry repair, stone setting, and fabrication. She has extensive experience in working with platinum and creating custom work. She now primarily works with LEGO® bricks, redefining and breaking the boundaries of what is expected. She continues to refine her craft and technique. She currently lives and creates in Portland, Oregon with her husband and son.

Along with her collections she continues to restore family jewelry and create custom pieces for clients in platinum and gold with diamonds and colored stones. She is highly trained and dedicated in the field of metalsmithing.  Don't let the LEGO® bricks fool you!  She has learned to play well.

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JacQueline Sanchez Small LEGO® Dot Ring
JacQueline Sanchez Small LEGO® Dot Ring
  • $300.00
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JacQueline Sanchez Small LEGO® Dot Ring

Ring

  • $300.00

Imagine how much more fun ringing a doorbell, dialing the telephone, and wielding chopsticks will be with a LEGO® ring with a diamond in LEGO® black. Hand fabricated sterling silver, sandblasted LEGO® dot and a 3pt. diamond

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White LEGO® Bar with Black Diamond
White LEGO® Bar with Black Diamond
  • $350.00
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White LEGO® Bar with Black Diamond

Earrings

  • $350.00

Sleek and elegant.  Make a statement with this simple modern design and let your style shine. Hand fabricated sterling silver ring with oxidized finish and sandblasted LEGO® with black diamond.

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JacQueline Sanchez Oval LEGO® Negative Space Earrings
JacQueline Sanchez Oval LEGO® Negative Space Earrings
  • $200.00
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JacQueline Sanchez Oval LEGO® Negative Space Earrings

Earrings

  • $200.00

Not every inch of space has to be filled or otherwise occupied and this handcrafted piece from hard-to-find LEGO base plates proves that point. Handfabricated sterling silver with LEGO base plates.   

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JacQueline Sanchez Horizon LEGO® Pendant with Elements
JacQueline Sanchez Horizon LEGO® Pendant with Elements
  • $195.00
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JacQueline Sanchez Horizon LEGO® Pendant with Elements

Necklace

  • $195.00

Don’t be afraid to set the bar high and let inspiration rise with this finely crafted necklace designed to strike a balance between the straight-and-narrow and infinite possibilities. Hand fabricated sterling silver with oxidized finish and sandblasted LEGO® pieces.

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JacQueline Sanchez Cascade LEGO®
JacQueline Sanchez Cascade LEGO®
  • $550.00
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JacQueline Sanchez Cascade LEGO®

Necklace

  • $550.00

In tribute to the dynamic mountain range that graces the skyline east of the city, this necklace is designed to stand the test of time... but perhaps not as long as the volcanic rocks dating back 45 million years along the western Cascades!  Hand fabricated oxidized sterling silver links with rec...

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