by Claudia Hunt Putnam
I design eclectic jewelry combining gemstone beads with treasures that I have collected over the years from other cultures. I use antique beads from Nepal, and vintage pieces from Africa, Middle East and Silk Road as well as crystals, pearls and shells. The highest quality components and findings are used in my work including sterling silver and 14k gold filled wire. No two pieces are alike and my designs and techniques are constantly evolving. My style ranges from folkloric to tribal to bohemian to contemporary. Some pieces are delightfully simple and some are intricate and appeal to women of all ages. Also of interest to me is the healing and spiritual attribute of each gemstone, and the geological event that created its beauty.
I have a new studio in downtown Santa Cruz and love visitors! For an appointment call or text me at 650/868-3095 and I’ll give you the address.