For Christy Natsumi, this has truly been a year of collaboration.
Earlier this year, I moved into a new studio shared with two amazing lady jewelers, into a building that houses the majority of the jewelry tradesmen and women who work to service fine jewelry stores in downtown San Francisco.
And in the same spirit, I’m delighted to be finishing the year by joining forces with more makers in the Bay Area: a curated shop-within-a-shop of collaborative goods at Legion, an all-female pop-up show at Social Studies in Berkeley, and last but certainly not least, the release of a very limited second edition of ARCN jewelry with Abacus Row. And to top it off, my studio mates and I will be extending our hours so you can pick up any last minute gifts directly from us.
The knowledge shared, the camaraderie, the support, and importance of community are all highlights of 2016 for me. Because, a rising tide lifts all boats. Because, the more we collaborate, the more we get to know one another. Because, the future is in embracing our differences and celebrating our similarities.
I hope you will consider joining me at one of the many holiday events and please remember shipping cut off for holiday delivery is next Tuesday, Dec 20.
Happiest of Holidays!