Jewelry Design

Gemstones and minerals are known to evoke emotion.

Designing jewelry has remained a passion for me because I’ve always been drawn to gemstones for their natural graphic forms and light reflecting qualities. My style is unique. Combining nautical and tribal style impressions is my passion. I’m especially motivated to create when I’m feeling inspired by vintage jewelry by Miriam Haskell or after I pour over books with Native American jewelry, pottery and beadwork.

I specialize in experimentation and strive to bring beautiful materials to life in unexpected ways. My mission is to explore and learn while designing and creating relevant pieces that will last for generations to come. My vision is to help people express their individual creativity or emotion through my handcrafted jewelry. I hope that the feeling of confidence, and love remains in every individual as the jewelry is passed down to the next generation.

Please visit my Etsy shop or send me a message through my Contact page to make a purchase or ask about a custom order.


A window into my design process.


The New Native. Hand Painted Leather Jewelry
Hand cut leather earrings are inspired by Native American arts with Hypoallergenic
earring wires made from Niobium.


Hand cut and painted leather for jewelry.



Leather feather earrings with hypoallergenic ear wires.

Miss matched earring style with a new native vibe are gold foil painted. A unique design
inspired by Native American arts of the Great Lakes region.


Gemstone Beaded Jewelry

Kailani  A Hawaiian word for Land and Sea. I hand-knotted this bracelet for extra durability and style of course. Catching the best light for this photo was very important to convey my artistic style.

The nautical chart, yellow Citrine, Turquoise and Chalcedony. More details in my shop:

Interested in my blog post about this design?






Big Silver Anchor necklace with citrine gemstonesHeather 2  — A silver anchor necklace with Citrine gemstones and an artisan foil focal bead is a favorite all year round. I got the inspiration to design this after my customer Heather, gave me a heartfelt review and explained how meaningful the anchor symbol was to her.

Inspiration: The nautical chart. Yellow (Citrine) and Turquoise Foil Art Bead.

Testimonial: “Stunning is an understatement!! This is my second anchor necklace from Tresa and I love them both. Her attention to detail is incredible and I wear one of my necklaces daily. She is an absolutely pleasure to do business with and I will be making many more purchases from her for the holidays! She is incredibly talented and the pictures do not do her works of art justice! Thank you Tresa!”
— Heather Buck, Maine



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