Meet The Face Behind

LUNASOL

A BRIKA maker story

Lindsey Alonzo

PORTLAND,, OREGON
"Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions."
“Like attracts like. What you believe in and visualize will always come true.”

“Going to art school and taking so many different classes in different mediums really helps round out technique and skill.”


“The desert landscapes and the colors have always had a major influence on my work.”


“Going to art school and taking so many different classes in different mediums really helps round out technique and skill.”


Some of the best things in life are never planned. Such was the case for Lindsey Alonzo of LunaSol. While working as a textile artist—armed with a BFA in Textile Design—she was introduced to jewelry making. Something clicked, inspiring Lindsey to translate her skills to a new medium.


Her detailed metal work is handcrafted in Portland, and inspired by everything from the desert landscapes of New Mexico to the historical sites of Egypt. As for the name of her collection: It’s a tribute to her Mexican heritage, and means moon/sun. “LunaSol seemed to fit really well since we all share the same moon and the same sun—no matter where we are on earth.”All studio photos by Mikola Accuardi.

What's your favorite item in your collection?

My favorite item from my collection would be the Temara Earrings. I am really into tassels & fringe.

Can you tell us about the process of creating them?

I sketched out a general idea before making these earrings. They were meant to look a little different, but when I was making the sample and troubleshooting the design, they kind of took on a life of their own!

What Maker tool can you not live without?

My metal-cutting shears. They save me so much time when I need to cut simple, straight lines. It means I don’t have to get out the jewelers saw!

How do you get around creative blocks?

I usually put down the piece I am struggling with and move onto something else. Taking a break and coming back to it later is usually all it takes.

“Being out in nature is one of the best ways to clear my head and feel inspired.”
PRODUCTS BY LUNASOL
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