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 recycled LEGO® elements & toggle clasp.
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 symbolize 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.