Chris has been creating unique jewelry for over 30 years, and selling in expos, fine galleries, & art shows in Colorado and Arizona. His work has been described as simply elegant, clean architectural, and classic. All of his pieces are completely hand fabricated with no casting, molding, etc. Chris considers himself to be a metal smith at heart, who enjoys the process of designing and building from basic materials. His focus is for cleanness of lines, consist texture, proportion and balance, all coupled with beautifully colored gems. Some of his recent design interests include using Meteorites; with a particular appeal to the brilliant Widmanstätten pattern that can only be created in the coldness of space. Mr. Makin’s designs are inspired by many things; the beauty of nature, a story that was just enjoyed, or simply contemplating the universe.