about

erika rose mark lumenrose jewelry
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Hi! I'm Erika. I am the woman behind Lumenrose Jewelry. After falling in love with turquoise while working at a Bay Area jewelry gallery and trading post in college, I took my first metalsmithing class in San Francisco in 2009. A couple years and two more classes later I was able to close my eyes and picture all the tools I needed at my bench. That was when I knew I was ready to set up a studio of my own. Since then, I've had a small bench set up in every home I've lived in, which is many!  I love the way that a hard, durable material can be turned into something that appears delicate, soft and luminous. I make all pieces from start to finish with this aim in mind. Finding and selecting the most unique and eye-catching stones from sustainable sources is one of my all time favorite parts of the job.
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assortment of turquoise stones
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My partner Ben and I built a small straw bale house in beautiful, rural Elgin, AZ in 2019. It's 100% off-grid solar-powered. We are currently working on completing a stand-alone straw bale studio for Lumenrose Jewelry! See these Instagram highlights for the whole process. I'm happy to share more if any of you are curious about this endeavor. Just send me an email.
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strawbale house in rural arizona
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I care deeply about social and racial justice. As a mixed race Chinese and German person I am often situated in an ambiguous or unique (depending how you see it) role when it comes to addressing white supremacy and institutional racism. I am committed to doing what I can with my white-adjacent privilege when it comes to fighting for equality.  I periodically create special designs, the sales of which I donate to organizations doing important work to uplift Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities. This blog post outlines ways that Lumenrose Jewelry is trying to make a small difference. I am committed to monthly donations to the organizations listed here. I spotlight a new BIPOC jewelry artist each month on my blog.
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While I am not currently taking custom orders, I appreciate knowing what kind of jewelry you are generally looking for. I'd love to hear from you! lumenrosejewelry@gmail.com
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