All about Chocolate and Steel: A jewelry collection created by Christine Street. It began roughly in 2005. I honestly can’t remember exactly when my hobby became my business. I have always made things. Whether it was clothing for my barbies out of paper towels or sewing clothes for myself. I was half way through college when I realized that I wanted to do something creative as a career. Not sure why I hadn’t thought of it earlier. I graduated from the Fashion Institute in 2000.
After school I was a designer for 2 clothing companies before going to Anthropologie to work in visuals. I picked up the hobby of making jewelry during this time. After 10 years with Anthropologie my jewelry “hobby” kept me so busy that I made the tough decision to leave Anthropologie. And what a perfect time it was. After my 3 months of maternity leave, going back to work and leaving my baby didn’t sound so appealing. It seemed like everything fell into place perfectly.
Currently Chocolate and Steel is made in my studio in Los Angeles, CA. My second child was born in 2010 so I am once again thankful for the opportunity to be with her and pursue my passion of making jewelry. I believe in the saying, “if you do what you love you never work a day in your life”. I am grateful for all of you that support me.
To learn more about the materials and processes I use visit the Info page.
My husband and I made that video at the top of the page a few years ago:)