Nina, President

I am one of those lucky people who discovered their passions early in life. I sold beaded jewelry at my first craft show when I was ten years old and haven’t looked back since. I also enjoy writing, dancing and nesting with my family.

When I started Nina Designs I wanted to build a company where art and life could coexist with commerce. Our talented silversmiths deserve fair pay and good working conditions as do our amazing California staff. As a team, we usher new ideas from the drawing board to your hands. Creating products to inspire jewelry designers is an ongoing joy. I love knowing that our work at Nina Designs feeds the creative energy of so many talented artists!

My Current Favorite Components

A1098 · Large Sterling Silver Bird Festoon Pendant.


A1533 · Sterling Silver Cutout Cherry Blossom Festoon.


S2537 · Leaf Shape Sterling Silver Quote Charm.


S2938 · Sterling Silver Riveted Abstract Peacock Feather.


A886 · Sterling Silver Ancient Coin Charm with Athena's Owl.


My Blog Entries

Diving for Jewelry Inspiration - Like many artists, I draw much of my inspiration for our Silver Charms from nature. Trees, mountains, flowers and animals feature prominently in our collection at Nina Designs. Beyond land, the earth is 71% water and our Ocean Charms are inspired by the creatures of the sea. Scuba diving offers a window into a rich and diverse […]

Diving with Dolphins - The ocean can feel like an alien environment, with few reference points to our familiar habitat. It is hard to believe that in our deep past we emerged from this watery world to forge lives on dry land. The creatures of the ocean are mesmerizing and exotic precisely because they are so different from the […]

Superstars Literacy Receives 2015 Donation from Nina Designs - At Nina Designs we design and sell silver charms and jewelry supplies and our social mission includes caring for people and the planet. To honor that commitment we fund a variety of programs including tree planting and micro loans. Every year we also choose one nonprofit to support with a large donation. In 2015 we […]

Finding Inspiration on the Camino Frances - Walking across Spain may seem like an odd way to celebrate your 50th birthday, but it was the perfect trip for me. In 2015 my daughter turned 20 and my sister turned 30. Together we were 100 years old!  We walked 400 miles over four weeks on the Camino Frances, an ancient pilgrimage trail from […]

Silver Charms from Vietnam - Vietnamese Silver Charms made in a town South of Saigon with a high unemployment rate.

Paris Afternoon: Inspiration Around Every Corner - I walked around the city feasting on the sights, sounds and smells (that pain au chocolat had my name on it!) of a magical city.

Jewelry Inspiration at the End of the World - I hiked 100k on the Camino de Finisterre, a pilgrims' path dating back to the Middle Ages.

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