Thank you for visiting RedAvaDesigns! I design an eclectic range of jewelry using vintage beads and components, semi-precious stones, hand-forged enamel, copper, sterling silver, brass, and bronze, all handmade in Chicago. Whether it’s that perfect statement piece, or something fun and edgy, I love creating unique and affordable art that you can wear, and that you won’t find anywhere else.
My background is in graphic design and film, and I’m influenced by everything from Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern design to Film Noir, Surrealism and Asian art. I also appreciate the beauty of natural and organic forms and patterns, and try to incorporate these images and shapes into my work.
RedAvaDesigns consists of three original and distinctive jewelry lines:
1. Vintage Reimagined: Unique vintage components from all over the world repurposed into modern jewelry with a retro flair.
2. Modern Enamel: Modern techniques revitalize an ancient and beautiful art form. Sometimes combined with hand-etched metal.
3. Organic Metals: Hand-formed, etched, stamped, and hammered sterling silver and copper jewelry utilizing stunning, semi-precious stones, as well as jewelry created from natural materials and vintage components, in bronze and sterling silver, using lost-wax casting.
Most sterling silver pieces are crafted from recycled sterling silver. Please note that all silver ear wires are sterling, unless otherwise noted. Antique brass, copper, and gun metal ear wires are lead and nickel-free. Surgical steel ear wires are also available. A free gift box is included with your order.
Many of our earrings can be converted to a post, or a screw or clip-on earring. Just ask!