Kristi Greysen-Bates

Kristi Greysen-Bates

Jewelry Designer, Wife, and Mom!

Meet my wife and designer, Kristi Greysen-Bates. Kristi is a self taught jewelry designer. She uses only top quality 14/20 Gold Filled, Sterling Silver and Rose Gold Filled chain and wire. All of the semi precious stones and pendants are hand picked by Kristi. Choose from one of her unique designs on the website or have her custom make a design. Either way, you’re getting a special piece of jewelry made by an incredibly special woman.

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Kristi began her obsession with jewelry at a young age. She used to play dress up and raid her moms jewelry box. After graduating college Kristi earned her teaching credential from St. Mary’s College and began teaching High School Special Education. A career she flourished in until our first child was born, Jackson. The minute she laid eyes on him she knew she could never leave him to go to work.

 

 

She dabbled in event planning until our second child came along, Riley. She was a stay at home mom until Christmas 2010. She and her girlfriends decided to make each other gifts. Kristi chose to make key chains and each one she wire wrapped a group of stones into a cluster. Her mom suggested to put an earring hook on a cluster of pearls. That cluster of pearls began her journey into handcrafting jewelry. She began with using beads and wire from Michaels and gifting to friends and family. Her loved ones encouraged Kristi to begin selling her designs.

Kristi launched Greysen Jewelry- One of a Kind Designs. Each piece is handcrafted using 14K Gold Filled, Rose Gold Filled or Sterling Silver precious metals as well as semi precious gemstones that are all hand selected.

Born and raised in Ventura, Ca, Kristi draws much of her inspiration from beautiful beach town. You can often find her doing Trunk Shows at the exclusive Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. The resort prides themselves on offering their guests top of the line experiences and Kristi feels incredibly honored to be the only outside vendor allowed. Kristi also sells her nautical themed designs at Barefoot Boutique in the Ventura Harbor.

Some of her clients include Miss Arizona 2011 Brittany Bannon, Sir Anthony “call me Tony” Hopkins and Anne Hathaway. I couldn’t be prouder of my wife. I’m always amazed by her determination, creativity and her humbleness toward her growing business.