The Story of Orange Avocado Jewelry...

  • ENTWINED Collection: SS24

    Published Mar 25 2024 in abstract forms, connections, entwined, family, freeform shapes, hand forged, irregular shapes, new spring summer collection


    The Entwined Collection is about family and connections. There is evidence that social connections contribute to a longer life.  I couldn’t agree more. Connections with family, friends or a pet makes the day worth looking forward to. The Entwined Collection represents how we are intertwined with the ones that we love.  People that we look forward to spending time with.   Erin and I share that bond.  From being not only a mom and daughter but a connection through this jewelry venture that we are on together.

    The Entwined Collection is composed of delicate entwined links in sterling silver and 14K gold fill hand forged into irregular shapes. The freeform shapes emotes movement and interest when worn.  Each piece is individually metal worked in Sandra & Erin’s home studio in Edmonton.  Each piece created one by one; each piece different from the next. Just like life; our connections are ever changing and always in motion.  

    Find the Entwined Collection online.

    xo Sandra & Erin

  • Orange Avocado Jewelry x Grocery Girls Jewelry Collab

    Published Oct 15 2023 in

     Over the years Erin & I have been lucky enough to meet so many customers and makers.  Two of those makers are Jodi Brown & Tracie Millar from the Grocery Girls Knit Company!  They have been long time customers (over 15 years!) of my jewelry and we recently connected over social media.  One thing led to another and we came up with a beautiful jewelry and knitting collaboration of 6 beautiful pieces!  

    The OA x GG Jewelry Collection includes fine silver beaded bracelets adorned with handcrafted fine silver charms that have been hand stamped the word "knit".  Choose between a sterling silver or 14K gold filled "yarn" pendant.  Matching earrings & necklaces complete each of the jewelry sets.  

    Jodi & Tracie launched their "Grocery Girls" youtube podcast in 2016 and flourished.  They are not only expert knitters but they are known for their generosity for sharing information on all things knitting related.  Their joy of knitting is infectious; it got me back into knitting after a decade's long absence.  Their unconditional love and support for all is genuine and we are lucky enough to be a part of that support.

    So thank you Jodi & Tracie for including us in your Grocery Girls adventures!   You can find them at:

  • ERSA Collection: FW 2023

    Published Sep 15 2023 in



    The ERSA Collection is a collaboration between Erin & Sandra. It would only seem fitting that our collection would take on both of our names:  ER (for Erin) and SA (for Sandra).  


    This collection reflects experimentation with how different metals can be formed into modern jewelry pieces.  We worked with sheet metal to create the contemporary cylindrical forms, twisted wire for the delicate twist jewelry and heavy gauge wire for the bold and irregular oval forms.  And as always theses pieces can be layered for a beautiful and modern layering of jewelry. 


    We continue to incorporate the use of 14K gold filled metals in these pieces.  We love the contrast of the gold to sterling and fine silver.  And we love the benefits of gold filled jewelry:  tarnish free, doesn’t fade, lasts for many years and the affordable option to solid gold.  Read about the benefits of Gold Filled Jewelry HERE.


    Enjoy our jewelry experimentation with the ERSA Collection!

  • Lani- "The sky and the heavens"

    Published Mar 23 2023 in

    Lani is the Hawaiian word for "sky" or also "the heavens". My collection is inspired by Hawaii, a piece of heaven on earth. Hawaii has always been a very special place to me since I was young, I always loved visiting my family there and exploring Oahu. Recently I traveled 3 of the islands and fell even more in love.

     My mom, Sandra started this jewelry company over 17 years ago. On one of our family trips to Maui, Hawaii she was inspired by a town called Paia. On my recent trip I visited Paia without even realizing the inspiration it had on my mom. I too felt the magic of that town. 

    Thank you to everyone who supported me and inspired me to put out my first collection. 

    Discover the LANI COLLECTION.


  • Ellipse Collection: Spring/Summer 2023

    Published Mar 23 2023 in industrial, mixed metals, New Collection spring summer, New Collections

    The Ellipse Collection is a set of jewelry that has an industrial edge to it.  Sterling silver layered with gold filled freeform shapes & hammered textures.  I have metal worked pieces with acute edges balanced with softer freeform circles.  

    I began my jewelry company 17 years ago after visiting the beautiful town of Paia in Maui.  I was inspired by the jewelry I purchased in a little boutique.  Years later it has come full circle with my daughter, Erin, joining the business full time and finding similar inspiraton.  I am now mentoring Erin about jewelry making and running a business.  I would have never thought that it would arrive at this, but it seems right.  Welcome Erin to Orange Avocado Jewelry.

    This journey has taken me full circle and I am excited for the future with Erin.

    Discover the ELLIPSE COLLECTION.

    xo sandra



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