Artist – Chris Bales

nikki sedacca

As a young girl growing up at the New Jersey shore, Chris Bales created her first handmade jewelry from beach sea shells.  Inspired by her global travels to Mexican silver art jewelry studios as well as artisan jewelry centers in Bali and India, Chris launched her own business, Elligators Sterling Silver Jewelry in 1993.  She fueled her love of jewelry making with continued studies of silversmith techniques.

As jewelry designer, Chris uses unique colored gemstones, pearls, fossils, shells and beads to create timeless silver bracelets, silver pendants, silver necklaces and silver earrings.  Working with her husband, Mark, the couple successfully markets their Mexican silver jewelry and designer gemstone art jewelry widely in America and overseas

Chris and Mark located their Elligators designer silver jewelry studio in southern Florida horse farm country. Their shared passion to create affordable handcrafted beautiful jewelry drives their company.  With her horses and white Shepard, Duke, in close view, the art jewelry designer transforms her favorite gemstones to create one of a kind silver bracelet, necklaces, earrings, pendants and pins for all to enjoy!

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