Intricate & beautiful are the first two words that come to mind when you see the stunning jewelry created by Santa Fe based designer Merrie Martin.
We wrote Merrie and asked her to tell us a bit about herself and and her design company, Minetta Designs. Here is her artful reply:
I’ve lived in Santa Fe and had my clothing store Spirit for 31 years.
I’ve always worked with my hands and made things whenever I could.
I started Minetta as a jewelry line about eight years ago. Now it has grown
to include accessories and a small clothing line and happily there
are three of us working on it, Janet Berg, Theresa Bess and I.
Janet does almost all of the jewelry production, Theresa does accessory
development and production, and we all work on the new clothing line.
Everything is made here in Santa Fe by one of the three of us.
Our studio is in a beautiful spot about 10 miles from downtown Santa Fe.
We all love working of the line, it’s so diverse, we never get tired of it and
our studio is often a buzz with activity.
Being able to run with an idea and see it all the way through is a privilege.
I feel so fortunate that people respond to Minetta.
Swing by Bonita in Summerland to see Minetta jewelry in person.
2330 Lillie Ave
Summerland, CA 93067
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Los Olivos, CA 93441
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