I'm Kristina Brownell
Owner & Metalsmith
I’m Kristina- wife and a mother to adorable twin girls and our American Bulldog, Lucy. In 2016, after surviving the first year of motherhood, I was feeling lost and disconnected from my "old self,” and my husband was quick to recognize that I was missing a creative outlet. Having dabbled in many art mediums growing up, I wanted to explore something new and decided to take some basic metalsmithing classes. I felt empowered after completing my first ring and was immediately in love with the process of manipulating metal and using fire to fabricate something delicate and beautiful. This new found passion helped me reconnect with myself and now I'm extremely fortunate to call it my full time job.
Inspired by architecture, geometry, and nature, I strive to make jewelry that is well crafted and that will last for many years to come. All of my jewelry is handmade - so no two pieces are exactly alike. Utilizing traditional metalsmithing techniques, I create each piece from scratch using precious metals and semi-precious gems, rocks and gemstones. My design process is organic, and I draw inspiration from the natural imperfections and beauty of each stone, resulting in minimalist jewelry with an earthy edge.
I love making a connection with people through my art and it's a true honor when others can personally enjoy it. My hope is that you feel confident, unique, and beautiful when wearing Rockhaus Metals jewelry.