Elisa, a friend of one of Seams owners, Stephanie Stokes says "I use straight tools". Leather punchers, wire cutters, drills, hammers, grommets and a wood burner are everyday tools of the trade for this artist, a jewelry designer whose work appears in boutiques, fashion events and trade shows all over the United States. Gonsalves has slowly created a committed following with her eclectic, quality pieces that canvas the creative gamut of mood: edgy, dark romantic, religious iconic, high-tea elegant, bohemian. Simplicity is not the key for this young designer, she says "I get inspired by my nana's trunkful of fun vintage jewelry." Her favorite materials include turquoise, coral, shells, horn, bone, snake skin and stingray leather. Gonsalves prides herself in only quality materials that appeal to her in a special way. Dedicated scavenging is a full-time job in itself, and Gonsalves roams gem shows, swap meets, even the Vatican, for beautiful objects and charms. The jewelry itself is exceptional, and for those looking for that "perfect piece" or gifts for girlfriends, moms and loved ones, you cannot go wrong.
To pick up your own Elisa Gonsalves jewelry visit :
1690 Union Street (Between Gough and Franklin)
San Francisco, CA 94123