Beatrix says: These earrings combine my love for mixed metals with my even bigger love of traveling and exploring new places! I design and create handcrafted jewelry in my jewelry studio, located 5 blocks from the banks of the Mississippi River. I love creating simple pieces that manage to make an unexpected statement. All of my raw materials are purchased from US suppliers, and my chains, charms and findings are manufactured in the United States. I utilize many jewelry making techniques such as hammering, sawing, soldering, wire wrapping and enameling. The people, places, sights and sounds of Louisiana are my constant sources of inspiration.