Kirsten, Marketing Manager

I’m a Bay Area Native and moved to Santa Cruz for college to study Environmental Studies and Economics. I’m excited to work for Nina Designs because they are environmental friendly, socially responsible and a creative inspiring group of women. I feel like my love for both the city and nature inspires my designs. I have always loved all types of arts and crafts projects. Currently my focus is on Ceramics and Jewelry; I really want to perfect my thrown ceramic pieces and learn more about metalsmithing and cast jewelry.

My Current Favorite Components

Right now inspired by geometric shapes and lines, but I also love to mix in organic shapes and leathers.

A1663 · Sterling Silver Etched Mountain Pendant.


UVCH109 · Small Scored Oval Oxidized Brass Chain.


GS2966 · Satin 24K Gold Plated Sterling Silver Small Flat Plate Lotus Petal Pendant.


R42 · Sterling Silver Midi Knuckle Ring with Hammer Finish.


K220GG · Green Garnet Gemstone Beads.


My Blog Entries

The Elements of Style - Nina Designs is pleased to announce our Wire Element Charms! Since our double sided Elements Charms were such a hit, we though let’s add some variety! Now you can give your customers even more options. The Element Charms are perfect for creating Modern, Personalized & Meaningful Jewelry! Read more about each of the Elements below. […]

Good Luck Symbols from Around the World - Who say’s it has to be Saint Patrick’s Day for Good Luck?  Offer your customers a wide variety of Good Luck Charms all year round! From Clovers to Ladybugs, from Pigs to Dolphins, you are sure to find something to please everyone. So let’s explore some of the hidden meanings of these international Good Luck Charms…  […]

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster! - Chinese New Year is just around the corner. On January 28, it’s time to welcome in the Year of the Rooster! Our Chinese Zodiac Charms are a perfect way to Celebrate the New Year! Create personalized gifts to celebrate Birthdays or to commemorate that Special Date! To make a simple charm necklace add an Initial […]

Shop Nina Designs in person at GJX Tucson, AZ! - Looking to shop beautiful silver, gold plate, and bronze charms and findings in person? Nina Designs will be at the GJX show in Tucson, from January 31st through February 5th. We will have a selection of some of our most popular sellers, new styles, and some of our favorite classic designs. Come by and see us at […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Nina Designs! - Nina Designs wishes you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fun, laughs, love and delicious foods! To celebrate the holiday, we recently had a potluck here and  everyone brought something fabulous to share.  While we feasted, I asked the Ladies at Nina Designs what they are thankful for this Holiday Season. Here’s what […]

Jewelry Trend: Mixed Metal Madness - Mixing Metals is still one of the hottest jewelry trends! The old no-no of mixing metals has lost its power, so throw out all of those old rules: no combining prints, no brown belt with black shoes and no mixing metals!   At Nina Designs we love to Mix Metals! Just take a peek at […]

Use Fall 2016 Pantone Color Palette for Jewelry Inspiration - hnb6t9h6a4

Get Ready to go Back to School with School Spirit Jewelry! - Summer is wrapping up and it is time to go Back to School! But just because Summer is almost over doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop. With a new school year comes a new wardrobe and school supplies! And of course, a new wardrobe must include some fabulous new Jewelry Accessories! We’ve put together […]

Meet Our Staff – Say Hello to Nicky! - Who are those fabulous ladies at Nina Designs? What sparks their creativity? Each month we would like to introduce a different member of our staff to you and let them share their artistic passion and inspiration…in their own words… Nicky, IT Manager and Inventory & Executive Assistant Right now my jewelry is inspired by a […]

Must See Video: Watch Our Balinese Artists in Action! - Nina Designs offers a wide selection of charms and pendants which are manufactured in Thailand, Bali, & Vietnam. We are lucky to have some of the best Balinese Artisans hand crafting our beautiful clasps & beads individually. Each of our Bali beads is handmade in the ancient tradition of Indonesian Silversmithing that requires enormous skill and patience. Every little silver ball, every tiny filigree […]