Stephanie Ranes is the founder and designer of Griffinworks Jewelry, a line of original handmade designs inspired by nature. Ranes has been creating jewelry for more than 12 years; with Griffinworks, her mission is to offer unique, well-made jewelry designs with high-quality materials at an affordable price. Every piece is handcrafted by Ranes in her home studio using materials such as natural semi-precious stones, 14k goldfill, and sterling silver. A Southern California native, she finds creative inspiration from her surroundings and aspires to mimic the textures, colors, and forms of the natural world in her work.
Griffinworks Jewelry is primarily sold at fine art shows and retail spaces where Ranes can build relationships with her customers. “I believe in the handmade movement as a way for more small artists to display their work as an antidote to chain store products,” she says.
Ranes donates a small percentage of proceeds to the World Wildlife Fund and volunteers on several habitat restoration projects in California.