Carol Dekle-Foss is the creative force behind Northern California-based Terra Rustica Jewelry. Allowing her creative passion to be guided by her intuition, she designs collections that are elegant yet rustic in nature.
Carol first took the path of working as an Interior Designer for many years. With her design degree and her innate creative talent, she was able to help her clients transform their homes into exactly what they wanted them to be. She loved what she did and her enthusiasm gave each project that extra boost of something special.
In 2011, Carol started Terra Rustica Design, with the intent to create handmade home accessories using a special sandblasting technique. Then while attending a jewelry home party, she saw a large stone pendant necklace and wondered how it would look sandblasted. After having fun experimenting, she fell in love with jewelry design and went on to learn everything she could about gemstones and metalsmithing. Using her Interior design eye for detail and inherent drawing ability, Carol combines both vocations to create her unique wearable pieces of art.
Growing up in the High Sierra Mountains of Northern California and her world travels, Carol has developed a deep appreciation for Nature’s magnificence. She is fascinated with earthy colors, textures and patterns and incorporates this into her work. Finding inspiration comes easy for Carol, as she searches in the most unique places. A flowing river’s undercurrents, or the rippling of heavy clouds above are fair game for her creative muse.
Terra Rustica Jewelry is a combination of Carol’s love for nature and her many years of creating art in one form or another. Her goal is to create wearable art that is in tune with the natural world so that when you wear her jewelry you feel “connected”.
Carol has many other hobbies including metal detecting, coin collecting, photography, and exploring the mountains of Northern California.