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The Wizard of OZ Collection Click Here

The Master's Collection Click Here

A reintroduction of the designs of William Spratling's contemporaries in Taxco, Mexico--Hector Aguilar and Valentin Vidaurretta. Our finely crafted sterling silver jewelry is enhanced with semi-precious stones--amethyst, Mexican malachite, turquoise, opals, garnet, red coral, variscite, and chrysocolla

The Storytelling Collection Sorry Sold Out for 2019

See Alice In Wonderland Storyband Bracelet in The CatalogThis is our whimsical sterling silver jewelry with a story motif. Adopted from the Hopi Indian storytelling jewelry tradition, this collection tells the fairy tales and childhood stories known and beloved around the world -- Alice in Wonderland, Goldilocks and the Three Bears (the bracelet in the picture), Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Red Riding Hood and The Wizard of Oz.

See Sterling Silver Leaf Bracelet in Master's CatalogThe Krika"Xmas" Collection Sold Out 2019

Christmas for us has always been a time for the family "treasures" to come out and be wondered at and enjoyed again. We at Krika thought we might create some treasures for times to come of our own. Here you can see some of my silver designs made in Sterling  for your Christmases to come. Enjoy, and know that we feel that crafting them by hand out of pure silver (980) was the only way not plating or electroforming. At Krika, there is no scrimping at Christmas. Merry "KrikaMas."


The Krika Sterling Silver Flatware Collection Not Available
Taxco, for us was a great place to live and create our designs. We enjoyed its rich history, people and of course its art in silver. I finally got the chance to work out my designs in Silver with one of the finest "Joyeros" in creating what I always wanted in Flatware. I loved this set and everytime I held it I felt delight. We never produced this set for the public, but we want you to see it and know - it can be done; just a note each piece was formed from a single piece of silver not press molded or welded just crafted by "the hand of man" a very special joyero who helped me create what I always wanted silverware to be, enjoy.



We began writing after our first visit to Trinidad & Tobago. That bit of writing became our first book with its second edition--The Adventure Guide to Trinidad & Tobago. Since then we have written about Peru and Bolivia, Panama, The Bahamas, about our lives in Taxco, Mexico, and in the Caribbean on the island of Montserrat and more of the places we have come to know over the years.

The photograph on the far right is of a hotel below the town square up in the mountains in Coroico, Bolivia, at the time at the end of the worst road in South America.




Visit our home gardens in Mexico, the Caribbean and Guatemala. See and learn about the trees, flowers and plants we have enjoyed the world over and find ways to grow and enjoy them in your own garden. There are also recipes and ways to use plants to enhance and improve your well being.


Listen to The Sounds of Soufriere Volcano Click this PicFor almost ten years we made our home on Montserrat, the Emerald Isle of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. On the left is a photograph of the view from our deck northwest toward the Centre Hills mountains.

To know more about this unusual place click on the link above.

Note: If you would like to hear the sounds of the Soufriere Volcano just click here or the photograph to the right,


Oaxaca will always be a special place for each of us as it is where we met. I was living there beginning a business exporting fine crafts to the United States and my future husband was also living there investing in a crafts export business. We met and the story goes on today.

Oaxaca has since become a UNESCO destination with many of the city's historic civic buildings, homes, and churches having been exquisitely restored. This is Mexico's premier State for cuisine and crafts. Visit by clicking on the text above or on either of the photographs.


Having met each other in Oaxaca and spent some time in New England, we returned to Mexico to what we will always think of as our first home -- Taxco. We are charmed by its people, its architecture, its silver and silversmiths. If you would like to know more about Taxco just click the link above or on either of the photographs.