When she sits down to design jewelry, Uchea is making more than accessories. Instead, she aspires to create thoughtful pieces that become part of the wearer’s life. (A sign that she's succeeding in her goal – Uchea once had a fan proclaim that she practically lived in her jewelry.) Drawing inspiration from personal experiences, Uchea creates pieces that are easy for the wearer to relate with, while throwing in a little mathematics and physics for good measure. Yes, we were impressed too. The results? Deceptively simple, sturdy pieces that are as complex as the individual wearing them.