Living and Creating in San Miguel de Allende: A Lifestyle of Jewelry Design

For the past 25 years, San Miguel de Allende has been more than just my home; it has been my muse, my canvas, and my playground. As a jewelry designer, every moment in this enchanting town has shaped my work, infusing it with the rich history, vibrant culture, and spiritual essence that define San Miguel. Here, where Virgins, Saints, and Angels come to life in art and tradition, I find endless inspiration. My designs are more than jewelry—they represent a lifestyle deeply rooted in the heart of San Miguel de Allende.

Drawing Inspiration from the Spiritual

San Miguel de Allende is a town steeped in spirituality. The presence of Virgins, Saints, and Angels is palpable in every corner. From the grand Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel to the small, intimate chapels scattered throughout the town, religious imagery and iconography are ever-present.

These spiritual elements deeply influence my jewelry designs. The heart, or "corazón," is a recurring motif, symbolizing both love and the Sacred Heart, a central theme in Mexican religious art. I often incorporate intricate designs inspired by the ornate altars and statues of saints that fill the churches. These elements add a layer of meaning and reverence to my pieces, making them not just adornments, but talismans of faith and devotion.

Creating with a Palette of Colors and Symbols

San Miguel de Allende is a symphony of colors. The ochre and sienna of the buildings, the vibrant bougainvillea, and the clear blue skies at dusk all find their way into my work. Each gemstone I choose reflects a facet of this vibrant environment—turquoise for the sky, amethyst for the twilight, and garnet for the fiery sunsets.

The wrought iron work that adorns windows, balconies, and doors is another source of inspiration. Its intricate patterns and robust forms translate beautifully into delicate filigree in my jewelry. These designs capture the strength and elegance of San Miguel’s architectural heritage, creating pieces that are both timeless and contemporary.

The Interconnectivity of Life and Design

My creative process is deeply intertwined with my experiences in San Miguel. Each piece of jewelry begins with a spark of inspiration—a sight, a sound, or a feeling. This initial idea evolves through sketches, experimentation with materials, and the incorporation of traditional techniques. The result is a piece that tells a story, capturing the essence of San Miguel's rich culture and vibrant spirit.

Much like my jewelry, my home is a living, breathing entity that evolves alongside me. 

It is continuously shaped and shifted by my creative impulses, reflecting my journey as an artist. The spaces where I live, work, and create are in constant dialogue with my brand, each influencing and inspiring the other. This interconnectivity ensures that my designs are not just products but reflections of a lifestyle deeply rooted in the art and culture of San Miguel.

More Than Jewelry: A Lifestyle

My designs are more than just jewelry; they are an embodiment of a lifestyle that celebrates the beauty, history, and spirit of México. When you wear my jewelry, you are not just adorning yourself with a beautiful accessory—you are embracing a way of life that values creativity, tradition, and the art of living fully.

With love & inspiration,

Finn xo