Inspired by the mountains where she grew up and the ones where she currently lives in Truckee, CA, jewelry maker Krista Tranquilla creates outdoor-themed necklaces, earrings, cuffs and more. From John Muir quotes to constellations to ocean and forest imagery, Krista's beautiful work evokes a sense of calm.
Learn more about Krista and see examples of her jewelry below.
Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?
My inspiration mainly comes from the idea of being outside. I am also inspired by brave and adventurous people.
If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?
For me, it is all about the sauces. So a food truck that would have a bowl of good food and killer sauces to choose from.
What do you like most about the maker community?
I love how supportive everyone is and that the idea of collaboration is generally shared by all.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
I dream about international travel all the time, but we (my husband and 2 daughters) can be found backpacking in the Sierra or camping on the coast when it comes time to travel..
What do you want for your next birthday?
A day of pampering.
What does your work space look like?
I just moved into a bigger space in my house. It has lots of light and it is very messy. I love it.