Christin was born in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and counts herself as very fortunate to have had that beautiful part of the world as the backdrop to her childhood. Drawing was something that came naturally to her, "if I wasn’t sketching horses or dinosaurs I was designing ladies fashions, working from my mother’s sewing patterns".
That love of drawing, painting and all things crafty never left me.
After studying business at Washington State University and a short spell in the corporate world she went on to pursue her true love, art.
Christin graduated from Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts and became a freelance illustrator working for clients such as Microsoft, British Airways and the Seattle Supersonics basketball team. she has also enjoyed a successful career as a children’s book illustrator with over 30 children’s early reading books published.
In 1998 Christin took what was meant to be a short sabbatical in Southern Spain where she met her husband Steve.
He had a silver jewellery business and asked her if she would be interested in developing some new designs. It didn't take long to realise that her illustrator’s love of colour and shape lent itself well to the design of jewellery.
Christin's inspirations are many and varied, from the world of fashion to the flora and fauna of her local Sussex countryside, but inspiration often comes from unexpected places.
A recent visit to a small church in Kent with beautiful stained glass windows by the artist Marc Chagall was the inspiration for her Magic Tree earring and pendant set.