About Gretchen Schields
Gretchen graduated from the Art Center College of Design, and was an award-winning fashion, editorial and advertising artist. Her enchanting pictures illustrated two popular children’s books and the Emmy award winning animated TV series “Sagwa”created with novelist Amy Tan. Gretchen began making jewelry in 2000, and soon developed her brand of opulence and ethnographic styling, with fringes, tassels, multi-strand pearls and ever the inclincation to add more, make her creation more grand.
Gretchen’s studio is in Laguna Niguel, CA
She shows at Forest and Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach and the Costa Mesa Bead and Design Show. Gretchen’s studio is open by appointment and she maintains an Etsy shop
Gretchen also co-writes a blog with friend, artisan clothing designer Suzi Click celebrating the living the Artful Life, and the Style and Creativity of older women, See more at powerofadornment.com