LUNA SOL || QUIVIRA EARRING
In nearly every culture across the globe, humans have met the urge for self expression with storytelling & adornment. Ancient cultures used metals, precious stones & textiles to express their stories & pass on their legends. It is just this spirit that motivates Oregon-based jewelry designer Lindsey Alonzo.
The name, LunaSol, combines the beacons, Luna moon & Sol sun; a moniker which speaks to the culture & spirit of design that her work embodies. Inspired by the textures & colors of jewelry from around the world, Lindsey designs pieces that feature detailed metal work with a handcrafted aesthetic. Honoring the roots of our global world allows her to extend the symbolic energy adorning her pieces to present day, as well as connect to her own native roots.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Lindsey found her love of jewelry making by accident. Having received her BFA in Textile Design, she was working for a local boutique designing clothing when they began offering beading classes. She enrolled & soon found herself teaching & creating private label jewelry for the store. Over the years, Lindsey’s work has evolved from simple beading to metalsmith work to happily combining her two favorite mediums; textiles and metal. All jewelry is made by hand in her Portland, Oregon studio.