ABOUT THE JEWELRY
Inspiration for all of the jewelry you will find at Misty Sea Studio comes from the sea, coastal landscapes, ocean life, and the textures and shapes found in nature. Inspiration is also found in the elements and styles of Asian art.
Jewelry containing natural stone pieces are always one of a kind. The inherent differences in each stone lend an exclusivity to the design of the setting. Like you, each stone has its own journey and story. Every piece starts with an individual stone from which the inspiration for the setting and design flows. Each setting is fabricated by my own hands from sterling and fine silver sheet and wire, and sometimes bits of 14k, 18k or 22k gold, using time-honored traditional methods and techniques of silversmithing.
I endeavor to create pieces that can become heirloom quality pieces of wearable art that can be passed down to the next generation. My hope, as you visit Misty Sea Studio, is that you find that special piece that speaks to you and your story.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I’m Ann Rutar, and I’m the owner and artist at Misty Sea Studio. I have a passion for creativity and having the beauty of art in the lives of others. I love to paint, and I love playing with metal and seeing what it can do and how it can become a work of art. I create one-of-a-kind, artistic pieces of jewelry to create a piece of jewelry that is uniquely yours, that sets you apart and expresses your independent soul.
I’m a forever beach girl, even though I now live in the middle of the country. I fell in love with the ocean and beach as a young girl growing up in Southern California. My best memories are with family and friends during summers at the beach. I feel grounded and serene there. The ocean is so breathtakingly powerful at times and so soothing and nurturing at others. There’s something about it that makes us feel strong and empowered yet relaxed and serene at the same time, grounding our souls.
I was always intrigued by my mom’s jewelry, the colors and finishes of the components and metals and the different ways they were put together. My dad would go prospecting on the weekends and bring home all kinds of interesting rocks. I definitely inherited the rock hound gene, which fuels my quest for the interesting and uncommon stones I bring to you.
Your purchase enables me to support local charitable organizations in my community.