Cara does it all, as the proprietor of her own jewelry enterprise—the packaging, email writing, custom order taking and every bit of the metalsmithing process all see her touch and attention. Her designs employ the ancient art and techniques of metalwork, each ring, pendant or cuff forged, hammered and/or stamped by her own hand. Cara’s designs range from rustic and nature-inspired to sleek and polished, the precious metal for each finished matte, shiny or with a patina to suit the mood of the piece. Her favorite part of her one-woman show? She (literally) gets to put a personal touch on each piece, to connect with every recipient of her jewelry.