About the artist
Coastal Karma Jewels designer, Yumi Nagumo, makes each piece by hand
armed with a jeweller's saw, torch, hand files, hammers, & other small tools.
Each piece is thoughtfully planned & carefully created.
A beautiful labour of love.
--- Vancouver, BC ---
My creative journey in lapidary arts and working with silver began in 2015.
It all started with a curious spark.
The curious spark of 'I wonder...' has kept growing into an ever-evolving self-motivated fire.
My designs are heavily influenced by the natural wear and darkened tones of antique jewelry, elements of nature & wildlife, and dainty details of Eastern cultures.
Travels to South Africa, Paris, Amsterdam, Oregon, Malaysia, Japan, Bocas del Toro, Nepal, as well as local roadtrips to Haida Gwaii, Kelowna, & local forests/mountains fuels my design inspiration.
The feeling of excitement when you find a beautiful piece of treasure in nature pulls me out of my shell to go hunt for more. Also more fun with my partner-in-crime :)
The philosophy behind the jewelry offered is that each piece is made by my two hands; from creating custom homes for natural stones, hand-piercing images using a jeweller's saw, forming each delicate petal on a flower, curving each feather to create movement, to making jump rings & bails that connect pieces together.
I do not send my designs overseas, my pieces are not mass produced, there's a personal connection & trust that each piece is thoughtfully made with love & care.