(Danica Lo / StyleBistro) Guerrero Machi necklace
When photographer, Brooklyn native, and my good friend Liz Sullivan moved to Los Angeles in 2012, we would never have predicted that only a year later, she'd be making jewelry—covetable, iconographic, unique pieces—that sell like wildfire.
Up-and-coming jewelry line Guerrero Machi—named for the surname of Sullivan's birth family and Machi, the spiritual leader of the Mapuche tribe, indigenous to Chile—was born from an inspirational trip Sullivan took to Santa Fe.
"I was inspired by the culture, the landscape, and the dramatic evening light," Sullivan writes. "A friend told me it was known as Sangre de Cristo—or the blood of Christ. The sky filled with a deep warm red hue that casts itself upon the rusty brown soil of the mountain tops as the blue sky intensified and darkened."
Guerrero Machi jewelry incorporates these organic inspirations from Santa Fe into each piece—Sullivan works primarily with natural materials such as wood, leather, bone, and feathers.
Check out some of our favorite pieces—like this charm bracelet:
This necklace, which feels so easygoing and casual. It perfectly captures the spirit of the southwest mixed with southern Californian charm.
And Guerrero Machi's layered look (obsessed!):
Here's the one-of-a-kind necklace Liz made for me—complete with my initial! I love it and plan on wearing it obsessively with everything.
For more information, check out Guerrero Machi Jewelry right here. You can also scope out Guerrero Machi's Facebook album—and, if you are in Brooklyn, you can buy Guerrero Machi pieces at Otto in Park Slope (354 7th Ave., 718-788-6627).