Our Story


Criselda is an artist, and had been an art teacher for 15 years. One day while teaching remotely during the pandemic, she realized that she was urging her art students to pursue their dreams, however she wasn’t doing it herself. So that year, she made the decision to resign from her stable job.

She embarked on an unknown journey as an entrepreneur to follow her passion and do just what she had been preaching for 15 years; to follow her dream of living a creative life and make a living from it. This is how Pattern Gems were born.

She creates each unique piece in her small studio at home, in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, in between the state of Texas and New Mexico.  Criselda manually die cuts each of the shapes in various sizes and patterns. She then aligns them in unique, surprising and visually pleasing ways. The shapes are attached to each other forming clusters and unified as a whole jewelry piece.  Finally, the earrings and necklaces  are ready to be worn and add a surprising pop of color to any outfit.

Pattern Gems are made by hand from start to finish. Therefore, each piece is as unique as the story of their creator herself.



How are Pattern Gems made?

In Criselda's small studio, in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, she paints and combines fine leather remnants with vibrant colors and bold patterns.  Criselda then manually cuts each of the shapes creating different varieties of shapes and sizes.  When several of them have been cut, she pairs them up to make what we call Pattern Gems by Criselda Lopez.  Leather that would have ended up in landfills is given a second life, and re-imagined into small and unique, works of art, accentuating any outfit.


How do I care for my Pattern Gems?

Pattern Gems are made using different kinds of leathers and are very durable.  To keep them in a great condition, please avoid dropping them in your handbag to avoid bending and breaking.  They can be stored in a jewelry box or regular box.  You can also wipe them gently with a damp cloth.

How long will it take for me to receive my order?/Shipping

Shipping will be calculated at checkout.

I ship orders within 3-4 days after receiving the order since each piece is hand crafted.

Domestic shipping (USA) takes around 3 to 4 days to arrive.

International shipping currently takes more than 2 weeks, and could be held by customs.  The buyer is responsible for any international customs taxes and fees.

I use recycled and recyclable packaging.


What is your return/exchange policy?

Please contact me if your Pattern Gems arrive damaged.  I pack each set carefully, but I understand things get damaged while shipping.  If that is the case, we can discuss a replacement.  Returns accepted within 15 days of purchase.