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Sage and Spirit designs, Jewelry hand-crafted in mixed metals

Handcrafted jewelry; forged and fired in the mountains of NC

At Sage and Spirit, we produce hand-crafted mixed metal jewelry that is inspired by nature and designed to be down to earth, original, and meaningful. Each piece is crafted with care and attention to detail. We hope that you will treasure your Sage and Spirit Designs jewelry for years to come.

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There may be no better way to communicate what we do than through images. As you browse our site, take a few moments to let your eyes linger here, and see if you can get a feel for our signature touch.

Kris Hornsby, owner, jeweler, designer at Sage and Spirit

My Story

Sage and Spirit Designs

Hi! I'm Kris Hornsby, the one woman show behind Sage and Spirit Designs. I'm a family nurse practitioner and metalsmith living in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. My first jewelry class was as an undergrad at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Life then took me to northern California where I lived communally, worked at a co-op, and followed the music. I ended up in Western NC in the early 90's where for the past 25 years I've focused on school, family, and work. In 2018 I rediscovered my creative side and a passion for jewelry design and metalsmithing. A year later Sage and Spirit Designs was born. Life is about balance and this is the creative outlet that balances the scientific/medical side of my life, I'm a Gemini after all!

I believe that jewelry should not only be beautiful but also be meaningful. I love the creative process of looking at a gemstone and brainstorming ideas (sometimes I have to just give in to what the stone wants to be). Jewelry design is the yin to my medical yang. As in life I love learning, exploring nature, and adventure, this is translated into the variety of my designs.  I hope my jewelry inspires you and brings you joy.


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