JacQueline Sanchez has forged a life and a livelihood by leading from the heart. Years before starting her eponymous jewelry line in 2002, She discovered her love for creating jewelry through, well, love itself. Her boyfriend (now her husband) was an ardent Grateful Dead fan and enticed JacQueline to travel around the country with him to see the band play. To pass the time while on the road, she took up making “dancing bear” earrings from sheet silver that she pierced out into individual earrings. She was quickly hooked. She sold every pair of earrings as fast as she could make them and put her profits toward college at the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology, where she learned the fundamentals of jewelry design, fabrication, and stone setting.
Prior to starting JacQueline Sanchez Jewelry Designs she worked as a bench jeweler for more than 10 years to refine her craft and technique. She currently lives and creates in Portland, Oregon with her husband and son.
JacQueline Sanchez Jewelry Design handcrafts playful, elegant wearable modern art using artisanal methods. Each piece of jewelry from the JacQueline Sanchez studio is created with a passion for design and the highest standards in craftsmanship and durability. JacQueline is the recipient of an achievement award from the American Craft Council and her signature “Forever Young” collection continues to win numerous awards and accolades.