Copyright ©2017 Grove Avenue Design. All rights reserved.
Grove Avenue Design is the the startup business of Valerie Hildenbrand, a graphic designer, jeweler and Fellow of the Maker Professional program. Her work begins with laser-cut natural woods and acrylic, then, after the parts are hand finished, they are lovingly woven with gemstone beads, Swarovski pearls and Czech glass. The reclaimed cherry, maple, mahogany and other woods are finished with a food-grade oil, no stains or toxic coatings are used. All findings are no-maintenance surgical steel.
My designs reference historic places, ancient goddesses, modern pop-art shapes and pays homage to mid-century modern furniture styles. The newest line is the Ladder necklace, each unique natural stone is paired with soothingly smooth stacks of walnut, myrtle, cherry and ash wood links.