It Began with a Beginner’s Jewelry Class.
Cristina Hurley began her jewelry career in her teens, taking an introductory jewelry class, and eventually becoming an appretice for a metal smith/jewelry designer in her hometown of San Juan Puerto Rico. Growing up in an artistic family, Cristina was exposed to many different kinds of art, both visual and performing arts, since a very young age. It influenced her direction in her own interests and eventual studies at Rhode Island School of Design in the '90's.
Cristina graduated from RISD in 1996 and went on to work for several well-known designers and boutiques in New York City, including Reinstein/Ross and Annie Fensterstock. She moved to New England with her family in 2002, and started her own home business in 2007.