I'm Keri Close and here's

a little bit more about me!


I was raised in Wichita, KS. but moved to Los Angeles in 1993 - to pursue my Masters in Social Work at USC...and to be with my now husband, Eric Close.  I am the mom of two amazing young adult daughters - Katie & Ella.  Empty Nesters - we now reside in Tumalo, Oregon (just outside Bend, OR.)


Besides my passions for making jewelry (thank you to my older sister Gigi who got me started!) and our work with the Africa Foundation,

I love being a wife and mom.

 But I also love singing, cooking Italian or Hungarian, riding my horse Dakota, wine, watching and playing tennis and golf,  going on girlfriend trips, BBC's Pride & Prejudice, traveling the world, and reading Historical fiction.  My other two "furry" children -  Labrador retrievers, Henry & Daisy - shower me with unconditional love and make me get outdoors everyday!

I praise God for the gifts of my family and my friends and the opportunity to be His Hands and Feet in the world!