HELLO, I'M MARIE
I'M THE ARTIST BEHIND BLACKBIRD & SAGE
Moving to the United States from the North West of England at the age of 25 with nothing more than 2 suitcases, a backpack & a long held dream of experiencing expansive landscapes, towering mountains, deep canyons, mesas, oceans, deserts, & rivers...it was a vastness & beauty I had only dreamed about.
It's been well over 20 years since that fateful decision, & I have fallen in love with it all....& more, but when it comes to the wild rugged desert landscape & wide open skies of the Southwest, I am insatiable.
I moved to Santa Fe, NM in 2017 & I now have zero desire to move anywhere else. After years of searching, I can finally say I'm home.
These 20 plus years of exploration has been for me, a search for knowledge, experience & authenticity.
Although I now live life creatively, I did not settle down to explore creating art until my early forties, when I picked up some metal, leather and crystals & fell deeply in love with the creation of jewelry that had a story, meaning & energy.
Later I picked up a torch, melted the heck out of some copper, bronze and brass, played with bits of silver, & a new expression of myself was discovered.
I see it is as physically & spiritually pushing limits, peeking around the next bend, peering towards the horizon, delving deep, & exploring dark shadowy crevices long forgotten.
I see it as grit & dirt & rust & edginess & messy hair & fully embracing the art of imperfection. It's about the open road & the adventures we have & the love that deepens, the grace we develop & the growth we undergo as we walk the path. It is about being just a little afraid of the darkness, but knowing the moon will always be there to light the way. It is about not only discovering yourself, but becoming yourself.
I'm truly honored & humbled that you're here.
Please, come explore my collection and find the perfect talisman to express your wild and free spirit!
I return again and again to this shop because I have loved everything I have ever purchased here. This onyx solitaire is now one of my favorites. The quality is amazing, the stone beautiful, and I love the packaging. The design is so simple and perfect."
"Adore this shop, adore this custom ring! Well made, beautiful stones, solid copper, this piece is delicate with just the right amount of heft. I've purchased a few pieces from this shop and I've been 100% satisfied with every one of them. This ring is hands down my new favorite piece. Thank you!"
"I love my beautiful new ring. I originally ordered the small one and considered it too small so I wanted a companion and I ordered the bigger one. Now I stack them and they look beautiful together. I’m so happy. Thanks Marie for working with me. I highly recommend this vendor."
"Love this ring! Many thanks to Marie for her patience in working with me and helping me design this ring! Marie was amazing to work with and the details of this ring are spectacular! I love everything about it."