Casalinda Studio is an elegant, sculptural collection of
recycled silver jewelry by San Diego, CA-based artist Linda
DaPra. The debut collection is inspired by California native
flowers, mudcracks, and other natural elements. Casalinda
pieces, many retailing for $100 and under, use only
recycled, reclaimed, and vintage precious metals, stones,
and pearls. Any new gemstones and beads are produced in the
U.S. or by Fair Trade Federation suppliers and the jewelry
is packaged in recycled materials.
Casalinda Studio draws inspiration from the mountains,
deserts, and ocean of San Diego. The California native flowers
pieces are influenced by the works of A.R. Valentien, who was
commissioned by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps to paint
these endangered flowers. DaPra is drawn to the dichotomy
between rough, imperfect elements in nature and beautifully
fashioned metal art, calling her pieces little sculptures.
jewelry is divided into three unique collections:
is the classic,
museum-quality jewelry featuring timeless designs in bracelets,
necklaces, earrings, brooches, and pendants. California
poppies, sage flowers, and hibiscus flowers are prominently
showcased in the Linda collection.
is the younger, trendier
collection with recycled silver chains sculpted in the shape of
mudcracks, sea bubbles, and water puddles. These pieces are
perfect for layering and easily go from day to night.
is a collection of heirloom-quality jewelry perfect for special
occasions and weddings. Silver hibiscus, sage, and buttercup
flower designs are artfully combined with freshwater pearls and
In addition to
maintaining an eco-friendly collection, Casalinda Studio
regularly contributes to the Designers 4 Africa charity, where
artists donate their creations to be auctioned off for the
also be purchased at select boutiques and www.casalindastudio.com ,
including custom orders.