Meet your Maker

Kristine Cabanban PortraitKristine Cabanban is happiest when she is working with her hands. Well, that and making people laugh. She is fascinated by all manners of working with metal and finds inspiration everywhere. In her travels she came to understand that the art of self-expression is universal. Thus, jewelry serves to connect all cultures and generations, especially because many of the techniques in jewelry making endure throughout the centuries.

When she is not in the studio, you are likely to find her on some line to get an ice cream, singing and dancing like a hopeful pop star, watching a subtitled movie or practicing handy-woman skills, all of the above most probably enjoyed with family and friends. She plans travel itineraries around the best "artisanal" anything and enjoys places where she doesn't speak the language. She finds that somehow, she can always get by with a smile.

Photo: Kristine Cabanban in Antonio Lopez's Studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Apron from Iron+Copper+Bronze