About Us


We are small team (and family) of artisan jewelers who have been designing and creating jewelry for over 10 years. We started out working with beads and eventually discovered the art of metalsmithing. 

Our jewelry studio is located in a local art gallery (Distinction Art Gallery in Escondido, CA) -where we rent out a creative work space for all of our jewelry equipment and tools. Every month, the gallery hosts an "Open Studio" event with live music, beer/wine, and an opportunity to meet all of the artists in the gallery--including us. These are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month between 6-10 PM. We are upstairs, in Studio #12.

We are a small business and sell our work mostly at local art events and and now on-line. We are delighted to now have the opportunity to sell our work worldwide.  We have two on-line stores: our own store and on Etsy. We are trying to build up our feedback on Etsy, so if you purchase your items through Etsy, we will offer you a 10% discount. Use the the coupon code "sageinspirations10" at checkout. 




Tonia is an artisan jeweler and a certified Gemologist (GG) and Graduate Jeweler (GJ). Tonia loves all sorts of gemstones and enjoys the challenge of working with a torch and joining metals




Rick pretty much does anything to help with the jewelry studio, gallery events, office administration, quality assurance, IT setup, gem and metal shopping, and all shop maintenance.




Thurese is an artisan jeweler who gets the credit for introducing her little sister (Tonia) to the art of making jewelry. She is our Pearl, Turquoise, and Peruvian Blue Opal expert.