Frontera Designs creates handmade silver jewelry that is inspired by nature’s borders, beauty, and peace. Reaching into the heart of the desert and extending into the depths of the mountains, all jewelry is made out of a 1965 Red Dale camper that has been retrofitted into being a tiny solar powered jewelry studio. Each handmade treasure is made with reverence to stones, precious metal, and land which these pieces are created.
About the Maker
Chayse Romero is the curator behind this one-woman jewelry business. Her silversmithing journey began unexpectedly in the high mountain desert of Mexico, when she found herself enrolled in a silver design school called Sterling Quest. She immediately fell in love with the creative techniques, expressions, and outlet that silversmithing provides.
Now located in Southwest Colorado, Chayse creates jewelry in a 1965 Red Dale camper that has been retrofitted into being a 100% solar powered, mobile metalsmithing studio. She enjoys exploring the wilderness in search of the creative presence of the wild and bringing that presence into making jewelry. Chayse also enjoys sharing the ancient wisdom of silversmithing with others and empowering women to connect with the elements to create their own unique wearable works of art.
“Frontera,” meaning borders or boundaries in Spanish, is significant to me because of my love for travel and exploration of the outdoors. I did not just envision Frontera to solely be a jewelry business, it is also a lifestyle (of art, wellness, travel, and culture) that I dedicated my life’s purpose to.