Chris Magisano
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Maggie's Meltdown

aka Chris Magisano


I was born in Colorado, grew up on a dairy farm in New York, transplanted in Texas where I spent the better part of adulthood, and now have taken root again in the oak-forested hills of Northern California.

Maggie's Meltdown is the metal work business I started after retiring from my full time job in pursuit of the mythical freedom of self-employment. I’m interested in irony and incongruity, the confluence of the organic and the industrial. I like to work in mixed metals, mostly copper and silver. I love the hint of commotion that stones bring to the mix.

I do not have classical training—just fortunate enough to have fallen into a veritable nest of amazingly talented artists willing to be mentors. I make jewelry because I want everyone to walk around adorned in art.