Christi is a jeweler, fine artist, and graphic designer living deep in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. She collects stones and crystals consciously mined from around the world and handcrafts these elements alongside metals into talismans, working in gratitude inside her sunshine and joy-filled studio. Christi longs to ignite the ancient connection each of us have with the earth—she wishes for the jewels she creates to open this path for those who wear them. "We may need a reminder to be as fluid as water, the resolution to be as sturdy as earth, or the inner heat to be as bold as fire. Perhaps we feel more of a connection with one of these elements in our enchantment with the sea, or our primal passion for flames. I'm here to create jewelry for you that, with its bits of earth, will assist in evoking the freedom or connection you seek." Her collection of work is called Lumino, which is Latin for "I brighten" or "I shine", like a star. She hopes the things she makes enable you to do just that.