Hello! My name is Krystal, a career service advisor turned silversmith. Since 2018 I have been creating jewelry with sterling silver in the Everett, WA area. When I am not in my home studio I am playing with my two beautiful pups, Akio and Occhi, or with my husband nerding out over board games with him. I am profoundly grateful to be able to combine my love of silver into a career that helps support my family and fuels my dreams.
I have always been fascinated by making things with my hands, from beading necklaces when I was 7, making scrapbooks and painting many, many walls (So sorry mom.) I am quite sure I dabbled in every creative outlet I could find. Then the real-world hit, and I became a service advisor. As the time passed, I continued this career because I was great at it, but to my realization I detested it. In 2012, I met my husband, Aaron, he showed me a different way to look at life. We sold everything in North Carolina and just moved across country to Seattle, WA. I continued my career in service advising.
In 2017, my husband, purchased me a silversmithing class at The Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. Much to my surprise lighting up the torch for the 1st time was fascinating. In the following months, my thoughts were completely consumed by all things silver. I spent many a late nights and weekends researching techniques, scouring local markets, and slowly started putting money aside to invest in my dream of being a silversmith. Finally! After some serious contemplating I decided the risk was worth it. I began my full-time silversmithing journey that is nourished by my excitement for creating.