Simple. Handmade. Everyday wear.
That’s the philosophy behind the beautiful line, Caitlin Dunn Jewelry. The incredibly talented Caitlin Dunn is an Aspen native, and has been surrounded by nature all her life. CD Jewelry seamlessly blends simple and delicate designs into a finished product that allows you to wear the piece day or night. Read on and take a peek at a few of my top picks below.
Tell us about yourself.
CD: I was born and raised in beautiful Aspen, CO. After working for established jewelry designers for over 4 years I have started my own company, CD Jewelry. When I am not making jewelry, you’ll find me gardening, hiking, skiing, playing tennis, with friends and family or traveling the world!
What led you in the direction of making jewelry?
CD: I fell in love with making jewelry while studying abroad in Florence, Italy. One metal-smithing class and I was hooked!
What materials and techniques do you favor?
CD: My favorite metal to work with is 18kt yellow gold, I just love the color and how easy it is to work with. As far as techniques I am really loving bezel and tube settings right now.
When creating a new piece, where do you look for inspiration?
CD: I am inspired by things that I want to wear and then put my own twist on it. I am inspired to create jewelry for the Aspen lifestyle, a necklace that you can wear hiking or to yoga and dress it up for dinner out.
One word to describe the brand’s aesthetic?
Favorite CD piece?
CD: My favorite piece currently is a deep purple sapphire ring set in 18kt yellow gold with and oxidized sterling silver band (see above). Once I finished it I had to keep it for myself because I loved it so much!
Where can you purchase CD Jewelry?
CD: The best way to buy CDJewelry is online at caitlindunnjewelry.com.
If you are in the Aspen area stop into O2 Aspen, Anderson Ranch Arts Center or The Launchpad. It’s also my first year at the Aspen arts Festival July 22-23. In Denver check out the new mobile boutique SeventyWest, and in Jackson Hole the cutest little store, Workshop.
Follow @CaitlinDunnJewelry for new pieces and inspiration.
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