Founder and creator of Misti Martin Designs and Mystical Madness Jewelry Collections. Since 1992
"As a young girl I was introduced to the mystical world of jewelry when I would visit the American Navajo Indian Reservations with my grand father, who was a purveyor of American Indian jewelry and artifacts. Curious that turquoise came in so many different shades of color- from deep mossy green to azure blue, and fascinated by gently pounded silver squash blossoms- I saw these jewelry pieces as art- being coveted and collected and cherished by those who found them. This is where my fascination with mystical symbols & jewelry first began. Hence years later my design vision and passion for exotic jewelry, travel to distant lands and the madness of the modern world gave birth to Mystical Madness Jewelry."
"The inspiration for the jewelry comes from my fascination with the many natural resources that come from earth and sea. I consider jewelry making to be an art, but rather than using watercolors my palette contains a rainbow of colored gemstones and unusual agates. I draw from an endless ocean of materials. Turquoise, amber, aquamarine, opal, seashells, fossils, and petrified woods- to name just a few are among the many materials that are incorporated into my work." By combining these raw materials with intricate craftsmanship, metal smithing and current fashion trends, Mystical Madness offers collections that are infused with a fresh bold spirit that is both striking and distinctive. "I love the world of gemstones and have traveled the world to many exotic places collecting the lapidary treasures that dictate my jewelry. It is the stones themselves that guide me to my next collection."