Kristin Laing has been interested in designing and crafting jewelry ever since discovering her local bead shop as a teenager. Raised in San Diego and a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Kristin migrated to Austin, Texas after several years on the east coast. While in Austin, she had the opportunity to study silver, copper, and blacksmithing among other metal arts. Her love of working with silver eventually led to setting up her own jewelry studio. With unparalleled support from family and friends Kristin released her first collection in the spring of 2004.Her collections feature etched sterling silver pieces, each created individually, by hand. The first silver collection was inspired by travels in Japan. Inspiration for recent work is more varied, ranging from a love of vintage fabrics to a ginkgo tree found in Madison Square Park.
Austin, TX US