We are truly blessed to live in such an amazing place like the west coast. We have an opportunity to be outside practically 365 days a year and be within a short drive or walk to the ocean, forest or mountains. We love to hike and get outside and I find that is a major source of my inspiration for Gwen D. Late last summer we took a hike with our family, it was then that I envisioned jewelry that would provide a true west coast feel, but still have my love for modern and simple. As I looked up at the amazing trees, I knew I wanted to incorporate wood into the design something I have not done before. I came home and began to sketch, out designs that would be carved into the wood. The final result was better than I could originally envisioned. Stunning shiny silver bezels with a piece of gorgeous mahogany with a design carved in along with a crystal clear finish that protects from UV rays and makes the piece water proof. I have started with a few of the animals that make a regular appearance during our walks and then a few inspired from the very trees themselves. I am thrilled to share my new work and hope you love it as much as I do – You can find them all at our online store.