The Portland Collection by Navona Handmade

I'm so excited to share the latest collection of jewelry I created for Navona Handmade! But first, a little about Navona:


Three friends from art school who decided to pursue our artistic passions as a group. We meet regularly to discuss, critique, and encourage each other.  Bethany is our potter, Julia is our fiber artist, and I'm the jeweler.

Navona Handmade portrait


Take a short trip together twice a year to someplace new and inspiring, and create a collection of jewelry and home decor based on our experience. Yes, we built a business around taking vacations together, and we think we’re pretty clever. From these trips, we gather inspiration for the color palette, patterns and textures that guide each collection. After we come home, we take a few weeks to process, brainstorm and sketch. Then, we meet up and decide how we’re going create a cohesive collection that still represents each individual artist’s memory of our trip.

My favorite pieces from our most recent collection, the Portland Collection, are the Monolith Spike Earrings:


Navona Handmade handmade, hand carved sterling silver dangle earrings

and the Monolith Ring (shown at left):

Navona Handmade handmade, hand carved sterling silver and sapphire rings

Every piece for this collection is made from oxidized sterling silver, and has a roughed up, hand carved texture reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest coastline.


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