The Faces of Everling
ADRIENNE KRIEGER: OWNER AND LEAD DESIGNER
Hello and welcome to Everling, a name I chose as a piece of the word "Everlasting". Because, really, that is what jewelry is after it is broken into its basic components of materials and sentiment. I am a jewelry designer guiding my clients through each step of the process so that they end up with a piece of jewelry that they can pass down for generations.
As for me personally, I began designing and making jewelry at Colorado State University where I received degrees in both sculpture and dance in 2006. There, I learned the basics of working with all kinds of metal from silver to steel. I began my studies focusing on fabrication, assembly, casting, soldering, welding, and forging.
In 2006, I moved to Seattle, Washington to learn about making fine jewelry. I apprenticed at one of the country’s largest custom jewelry shops as a designer and platinum and goldsmith from 2007-2014. I learned the fine detail work of setting diamonds and gems, hand fabricating filigree, micro pave, engraving, and refining my sketches and ideas.
In addition to working with metal and gems, I also work as a CAD modeler. This is a process where the idea for a piece of jewelry is modeled as a 3D image on the computer and then printed into a wax model. It is this very wax model that gets used in the casting process and eventually becomes the finished piece.
In May of 2014, I opened Everling Jewelry. I designed this space with the intent to share the jewelry making process. I like to call the Everling studio space a "manufacturing boutique"- a place where comfort, ideas, and hand made work come together. So, if you are looking to purchase one of a kind jewelry or a consult on the custom process, Everling is a great space for inspiration and imagination.
I look forward to sharing, with you, my passion for jewelry design and the process of it coming to life in metal.