Teresa fused her nearly three decades of art expertise in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and ceramics with the use of metal clay to create Zia Design in 2009. Zia Design believes each piece of jewelry tells a story and provides an extraordinary experience through silver jewelry that pushes the boundaries of artistry and imagination.
All Zia Design pieces are handmade with care by designer Teresa Jardines. Teresa uses a revolutionary medium called metal clay in which precious metal particles are mixed with an organic binder and water. In this raw form, its properties are like that of clay which allows the artist to create each piece individually. Once fired at approximately 1500 degrees in a kiln, the organic binder burns off, and what is left is .999 fine silver.