My name is Kaya Sattva
and I'm the designer and goldsmith
behind my line of artisanal jewelry.
I consider myself very lucky to have been
struck with the love of metal smithing
and to be a maker of gifts
we give ourselves and each other
for beautification, commitment, ritual, and empowerment.
Some of the most rewarding moments
I have as a jeweler
are the times when I get to see
how someone's look is immediately transformed
in some lovely way
as soon as they try on
what was seemingly or intentionally
made for them.
Beginning in 2006,
I've enrolled myself in a variety of jewelry classes
given by master jewelers.
These classes have lined themselves
as stepping stones according to
my evolving interests in craft and artistry.
Every hour at my bench
is happily spent
building on the many lessons learned
and skills gained.
Through thoughtful design,
and the use of traditional metalsmithing techniques,
my work results in
to the eyes
as well as the soul.
Kaya Sattva Jewelry is the outcome
of focused attention.
It is labor intensive,
done with love and a bit of soul.
All designs are personally crafted
at my studio in Oakland California,
with my own two hands,
one piece at a time
or in small batches.
Committed to an eco-friendly approach,
I work with low-impact and bio-degradable supplies
Supplies and services are sought locally
to support professional neighbors.
Metals are meticulously
recycled and repurposed.
My sustainable practices also include
the consideration of longevity
which I strive for with all of my designs.
Both durable and classic,
they are all well crafted
offering years and years
of personal adornment
for each unique individual
who will collect and wear my jewelry.