Our adornments are meticulously crafted from recyled glass, silver and found objects from the natural world. We believe the desert holds a special kind of magic and our work evokes the feeling inspired by the magic of these landscapes and and the creatures that make a living in them. Instead of precious stones and minerals, the focal pieces of our jewelry tends to be softer items gathered from natural places- wings, feathers, snakeskin, leaves, flowers and bones. When encased in glass these items take on a jewel-like appearance but with textures and colors seldom seen in jewelry. We've made it our mission to create beautiful adorments from items that are usually too precious and too fragile to carry with you. These works function as talismans as much as traditional jewelry. They are keepsakes from places beautiful and wild and carry the magic of those places with them.
Because of the delicate nature of the found objects we work with, we've developed our own specific techniques to create jewelry that is beautiful and enduring. Every piece begins in the natural world, where we personally gather the organic elements of each piece. In our studio, every step is completed with meticulous care. Glass pieces are cut and soldered with precision, sterling silver is shaped and hammered by hand. The edges of every piece of glass are encased in a silver and tin alloy, which has a much lower melting temperature than sterling, allowing us to preserve the natural elements inside the glass from being discolored by the heat of a jeweler's torch. Our necklace chains, silver accents, cuff bracelets and rings are all crafted with loving care from sterling silver, creating pieces that look delicate, but feel durable.
Casa Brujaja is a collaborative project. Our work is inspired by our love of nature, our superstitions, our Latinidad and the ways those things intersect.
Sienna Dellepiane loves dogs, Halloween and comics.
Kia Bridges can see in the dark.
Our jewelry is handcrafted with love at our studio in the mountains of New Mexico.