In nearly every culture across the globe, humans have met the urge for self expression with storytelling and adornment. Ancient cultures used metals, precious stones, and textiles to express their stories and pass on their legends. It is just this spirit that motivates Mexican-American jewelry designer Lindsey Alonzo.
The name, LUNASOL, combines the beacons, Luna moon and Sol sun; a moniker which speaks to the culture and spirit of design that Lindsey’s work embodies. Inspired by the textures and colors of jewelry from around the world, she designs pieces that feature detailed metal work with a handcrafted aesthetic. Honoring the roots of our global world allows her to extend the symbolic energy adorning her pieces to present day, as well as connect to her own native roots.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Lindsey found her love of jewelry making by accident. Having received her BFA in Textile Design, she was working for a local boutique designing clothing when they began offering beading classes. She enrolled and soon found herself teaching and creating private label jewelry for the store. Over the years, Lindsey’s work has evolved from simple beading to metalsmith work to happily combining her two favorite mediums; textiles and metal. All jewelry is made by hand in her Portland, Oregon studio.