Crooked Collaboration Photoshoot (Tucson, AZ). Sometime in the Fall of 2019 I received an invitation to showcase my jewelry designs at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for approximately 2 weeks during the Tucson Gem Show. It was the gem show itself that first brought me to Tucson, some 15+ years ago, so it felt like coming full circle to showcase my new desert inspired collection. Join me for my artist reception on Saturday, Feb 1st from 1pm to 4pm (click for info). In was a curi
I was boxing up an order the other day and thought it'd be fun to show you what you can expect when you place an order from me. Read through to find out how you can score some store credit by returning your boxes! Each order comes with a hand written card from me to you! If you're sending your order as a gift, I can also send a special greeting from you. I love to give back to the artist & maker community whenever possible, so all the cards you receive have come from individu
Spring season has brought a breath of creativity to our maker community here in Tucson, and I was fortunate to team up with Felicity Howells clothing designs, Amanda Williams and spend a couple hours out at the El Conquistador Hilton Resort for a photo shoot. I brought along some of my new favorite jewelry pieces to accessories her new summer collection. Sarah Whiting (Ballads by Sarah) always blows me away with her camera skills. She gives such great direction, it's so much
Hi- I’m Christina, the sole maker of everything Christina Holland Designs. I wanted to take a rare moment to share a photo of my face (!!!) & introduce myself, it’s long overdue!
I’m mostly self-taught, but I did take a jewelry metals program in college, & did a 6mos stint in a fine jewelers studio. I like to design organically, flowing w/the shapes & textures as I work- it’s how I roll.
I live outside the city in a rural area of Tucson, AZ. I moved here w/my partner,
The Stone Focus project coincides with a bi-monthly, stone-focused & exclusive jewelry collection for a local Tucson shop, The Ninth House. It's my hope to bring you an evolving take on jewelry worn as healing and protective adornments. (The information posted here is just a sample of the vast information available out there. I always encourage others to do their own research and learn more. The views expressed here as far as healing and metaphysical properties can be taken a
Minnesota- Here I come! I'm packing up my latest designs- the Sonder Collection, and hopping on a flight to Mpls/St Paul tomorrow! Last July while I was visiting in my home state of Minnesota, I had the opportunity to meet and visit with Susan Zdon, the fabulous owner of one of my FAVORITE shops in the Twin Cities- CorAzoN! We set the dates for the 2018 Artist showcase, and I'm happy to say that after many months of planning and designing- the time has come to unveil my lates
In April of 2017 I was invited to showcase a collection of my designs in a gallery style setting by Lisa Cardenas, the owner of Haunted Hands. April is a special month for me because it's also my birthday month- so this was another reason to celebrate. I loved this challenge to not only be creative in my jewelry designs, but also in my displays. My goal with Curious Adornments was for it to feel like peering into a curio-cabinet of a jewelry collection that feels traveled and
Yesterday I mourned for humanity. I didn’t have the words to speak. I’m not sure I have the right words today, but I have to try. If you know me personally, you know that I have rarely been quiet in the face of injustice & inequality. There’s a number of reasons that I chose not to bring those feelings here to my business platform, but the main one is I wanted to keep this page sheltered from the pain and negativity in this world. I wanted to this to be my outlet for things I
Who knows where inspiration really comes from... a colour, a scent, a feeling, a memory? For me, it can be anything from music, a painting, a walk through the woods... Inspiration is endless. Last fall I was hosted by one of my favorite local Bemidji shops, KD Floral, for a First Friday Art Walk Event. I created a collection called Eco-Decadence, full of raw stones like Agate, Quartz, Druzy, etc.. displaying much of it inside terrariums, on moss, and drift wood. We had a real
It's been a month now since I returned home from Tucson, AZ and the glorious Tucson Gem and Mineral Show! I've been planning a blog post on my adventures there, but with a new jewelry line to create and set up, the blog had to wait- until now! I've been going to the Tucson Gem and Mineral show for over ten years now, not always every year, but usually no more then 2 years apart. It's where I typically buy all my stone and other supplies for the year. I remember the first time