Meet the Artist:

Lindsey Johnson

I tell the earth’s story through artisan-cut stones set in carefully designed and manipulated sterling and fine silver. I love reworking scraps and cut-offs of silver by reticulating or nearly melting it to give it texture and a nice tactile feeling. Adding stones or layering other pieces of silver can also create a completely one-of-a-kind piece that cannot be replicated.

My goal is to create something different, something that stands out and is unexpected.

Every Geophilia piece has a history — from the relationship with the materials, to the life of the wearer.

Collections are designed with the intention of creating works that will be passed down through generations, with minimal waste and minimal carbon footprint. Each piece is made with expertise in traditional methods of metalsmithing and fine craft.

Inspired by Nature

As a geoscientist, I want to bring the beauty of the earth to people who want to adorn themselves with something eclectic and meaningful.

The earth is about more than oil or diamonds. Simple river rocks can be cut in such a way as to bring out the intricate patterns of banded quartz that formed over millions of years; the periphery of the stone being smoothed as it rolled around river beds.

The Earth’s stories are told through the rocks we wear; diamonds tell a story of how, through heat and pressure, carbon is made into the most coveted gemstone in the world. Agates and jaspers tell the story of how water flows through crevices and pools in cavities; slowly depositing layers of silica over time. Obsidian and peridot tell the story of how new land is formed through power, heat and fury.

What we wear and adorn ourselves with tells the story of how we present ourselves to the world, who we are and what we’re interested in. When you wear my work, I want you be comfortable in your skin and rejoice in your individuality. Let me help you tell your story through these curated adornments.

What’s your story?

My Approach

Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication and geometry is a natural way of telling the earth’s story through form. My current favorite pieces are minimally designed in textured silver utilizing geometric forms and accent stones of opposing colors.

I tell the earth’s story through artisan-cut stones set in carefully designed and manipulated sterling and fine silver. Lately, I’ve been exploring geometry and how different shapes fit together to create interesting and abstract pieces. To elevate an all-silver design, I texture the surface of the silver using a variety of techniques and sometimes tuck small stones into crevices. Reworking scraps and cut-offs of silver by reticulating, or nearly melting, it give it texture and a nice tactile feeling. Adding stones or layering other pieces of silver create a completely one-of-a-kind piece that cannot be replicated.

My goal is to create something different, something that stands out and is unexpected.