DESIGNER JEWELRY COLLECTIONS IN STERLING SILVER, CLICK HERE!
Wizard of OZ Collection
reintroduction of the designs of William Spratling's
contemporaries in Taxco, Mexico--Hector Aguilar and
Valentin Vidaurretta. Our finely crafted sterling silver
jewelry is enhanced with semi-precious stones--amethyst,
Mexican malachite, turquoise, opals, garnet, red coral,
variscite, and chrysocolla
is our whimsical sterling silver jewelry with a
story motif. Adopted from the Hopi Indian storytelling
jewelry tradition, this collection tells the fairy
tales and childhood stories known and beloved around
the world -- Alice in Wonderland, Goldilocks and
the Three Bears (the bracelet in the picture),
Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Red
Riding Hood and The Wizard of Oz.
for us has always been a time for the family "treasures" to
come out and be wondered at and enjoyed again. We at
Krika thought we might create some treasures for times
to come of our own. Here you can see some of my silver
designs made in Sterling for your Christmases
to come. Enjoy, and know that we feel that crafting
them by hand out of pure silver (980) was the only
way not plating or electroforming. At Krika, there
is no scrimping at Christmas. Merry "KrikaMas."
Krika Sterling Silver Flatware Collection
for us was a great place to live and create our designs.
We enjoyed its rich history, people and of course
its art in silver. I finally got the chance to work
out my designs in Silver with one of the finest "Joyeros"
in creating what I always wanted in Flatware. I loved
everytime I held it I felt delight. We never produced
this set for the public, but we want you to see it
and know - it can be done; just a note each piece
was formed from a single piece of silver not press
molded or welded just crafted by "the hand of man"
a very special joyero who helped me create
what I always wanted silverware to be, enjoy.
collection is not nor ever was in production.
Beaded Christmas Ornament
Toys for your Xmas Tree - made in Guatemala
-- READ OUR TRAVEL STORIES AND OTHER TALES, CLICK
began writing after our
first visit to Trinidad & Tobago.
That bit of writing became our first book with
its second edition--The Adventure Guide to
Trinidad & Tobago. Since then we have
written about Peru and Bolivia, Panama, The Bahamas,
about our lives in Taxco, Mexico, and in the
Caribbean on the island of Montserrat and more
of the places we have come to know over the years.
photograph on the far right is of a hotel below
the town square up in the mountains in Coroico,
Bolivia, at the time at the end of the worst
road in South America.
OUR GARDENS: GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com
Mexico, the Caribbean and Guatemala. See and learn
about the trees, flowers and plants we have enjoyed
the world over and find ways to grow and enjoy
them in your own garden. There are also recipes
and ways to use plants to enhance and improve your
OUR DESTINATION WEBSITES
almost ten years we made our home on Montserrat, the
Emerald Isle of the Leeward Islands in the
Caribbean. On the left is a photograph
the view from our deck northwest toward
the Centre Hills mountains.
know more about this unusual place click on the Montserrat-Today.com
If you would like to hear the sounds of the Soufriere
Volcano just click
here or the photograph to the right,
will always be a special place for each of us as it is
where we met. I was living there beginning a business
exporting fine crafts to the United States and my future
husband was also living there investing in a crafts export
business. We met and the story goes on today.
has since become a UNESCO destination with many of the
city's historic civic buildings, homes, and churches
having been exquisitely restored. This is Mexico's premier
State for cuisine and crafts. Visit by clicking on the text
above or on either of the photographs.
met each other in Oaxaca and spent some time in
New England, we returned to Mexico to what we will
of as our first home --
Taxco. We are
charmed by its people, its architecture, its
silver and silversmiths. If you would like to know
just click the link above or on either of the photographs.