Thursday, July 19, 2012


"Saturn" of the Planet Series
a filigree project for a metalsmithing class I took in 2006.
© Erica Freestone
I never thought that taking a metalsmithing class out of pure curiosity at my local community college would take me to where I am today. I never expected to love this art as much as I do, and yet, here I am 6 years later, finding myself more and more in love with it than ever.

This was the first piece I ever made out of sterling silver, a filigree project. I remember my professor, Theresa Lovering-Brown, commenting on how 'professional' my first ever bezel looked. What a great moment of encouragement that I'll certainly remember forever!

Today, as I prepare to go into work (work! My Dream Job working for myself in my own studio!), to continue working on a custom order with a piece of the Berlin Wall, I am reminded of just how much history we have in ourselves and the things with which we adorn ourselves. I just thought I'd share this little piece of my own history with you, my friends, family, and followers, because a little nostalgia is always good for our souls to remind us of where we've been and hopefully encourage us to continue to strive to get where we want to go. Anything is possible!

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Hello lovelies,

My website is still down. It makes me very nervous, but I'm trying to remain zen about it! I have a lot on my plate currently, so the website will have to wait just a bit until all the other things have passed. I hope that those of you looking for my portfolio aren't too disappointed and that you have found adequate substitutes on my flickr and facebook pages.

Things in the studio have been busy, which is wonderful. I have been working on three more pairs of earrings based off of this original design:
Grey and orange crazy lace agate earrings with carnelian
I just finished two different freshwater pearl necklaces, one for the store and one especially made for one of my best friends, Kate:
Freshwater pearl necklace. Find the etsy link here.
And, the piece I'm most excited about is a custom necklace for a client that features a piece of the Berlin Wall. It has been slow in the making but I think I will be able to finish it on time. John, if you are reading this, I hope to finish it by Tuesday! Much of that will be determined by any pick-up rehearsals for the show I'm doing for the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival with Atelier 5. That reminds me, if any of you are interested in seeing my other half of life (the dancing half of me!), please come see me dance at Motion at the Mill on Front St. in Santa Cruz. You can find more info on the show, tickets, and other performances here.

Just wanted to give a quick little update! Hope you are all happy, healthy, and full of love.


Erica Freestone Open Studio
157 Grand Ave. #109 Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Monday, July 2, 2012

Under Construction... !

Hello dear friends,

My full website is under construction at this time. 

If you are looking for my portfolio, please take a peek at my Flickr page:

or go to my Facebook page:
(don't forget to 'like' my page!)

I currently list a small selection of made-to-order items as well as one of a kind pieces on Etsy at:

If you see something on any of these pages and you are wondering if it is currently available 
or if it can be made again, please don't hesitate to contact me! 
You can message me through any of the sites listed above, or email me directly at ericafreestone2011(at)gmail(dot)com 
*note punctuation spelled out to avoid spam; please use appropriate punctuation accordingly.

If you are located in or visiting the Monterey Peninsula/Central Coast area, 
you can always come in to my studio/showroom in downtown Pacific Grove, California and see my work in person!

My current Open Studio Hours for summer 2012 are:
Mondays 10 - 6
Thursdays 10 - 6
and by appointment

Erica Freestone 
Handmade Artisan Jewelry
157 Grand Ave. Suite #109
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Thank you for your patience, and please check back soon for a new and improved website!

Many wishes of well being, happiness, health, and creativity,

Erica Freestone