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Silver Sparrow Designs has opened a new gallery and studio in Dolores.
Owner and silversmith Kristi Smith has spent decades perfecting her custom jewelry designs. She recently renovated the back of her home at 105 N. Seventh St. into an inviting gallery.
“It’s a space where people can come and shop, and learn about the process of making silver jewelry,” Smith said. “People have always been asking for that.”
Silver Sparrow Designs jewelry has a “rustic, sturdy” quality that customers love, she says.
“Each piece is unique. I don’t do castings where you make 100 of the same style,” Smith said.
The necklaces, earnings, rings and bracelets are made free-hand from sterling silver and incorporate semiprecious stones and nature themes. The pendants have artistic carvings, and some have an engraving of a literary…