About the artist

 
Photo by James Sullivan  @highdesertmesa

Photo by James Sullivan
@highdesertmesa

 

What is Lumino?

I call my collection of work Lumino, which is Latin for I brighten or I shine, like a star.

It is my wish that what I make for you accompanies your own inner star.

 
Wild horse visitors when I lived in the mountains outside of Placitas, New Mexico

Wild horse visitors when I lived in the mountains outside of Placitas, New Mexico

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Humans and rocks, plants, the dirt beneath our feet, we have all been together for a very long time. At some mysterious point back in the depths of our history, we began adorning ourselves with bits and pieces of what we would find during our travels about the land. Things we would hold dear because not only were they pretty, but they were sacred.

I believe we each hold a line to our past when we were deeply conscious of our kindred connection with the earth, the heavens, and everything around us. We feel a deep resonation of awe when we reconnect with this—whether climbing an alpine mountain peak, diving into an ocean, caught a little too close to a thunderstorm, riding a galloping horse across a meadow, relaxing next to a forest stream. In all of these things there is a moment where we feel that we are no longer separate from what is around us. We say it's beautiful. We feel free. 

We may need a reminder to be as fluid as water, the resolution to be as sturdy as earth, or the inner heat to be as bold as fire. Perhaps we feel more of a connection with one of these elements in our enchantment with the sea, or our primal passion for flames. I am here to create jewels for you that can be a sort of bridge for the connection you seek.

I call my collection of work Lumino, which is Latin for "I brighten" or "I shine", like a star. I hope the things that I make for you enable you to do just that.

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Christi Pier

Creator of Lumino Handmade Jewelry

 

I believe prayers are answered, but the inquirer must work faithfully and open-heartedly, traveling on a path that fulfills the necessary work and actions to answer this prayer.
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The workbench in my studio

 
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Scribing into silver during the creation process

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A finished ring with the mountain Pedernal in New Mexico