Hello and welcome to Aguja y Clavo Jewelry. My name is Caitlin and I’m the maker and one-woman show behind everything you see here.  


I started this business in 2016 after having lived abroad in Spain for three years. I was still in a bilingual mentality so I came up with the name Aguja y Clavo (ah-goo-ha//ee//claw-voh) which translates to needle and nail in Spanish. I went with this name because I specialize in beadwork and metalwork, but also because my mom is a quilter and my dad builds adobe houses and I wanted to honor them in some way.

There is a varied selection of jewelry on my website because as I began this business, I was also learning metalsmithing techniques. I’d select a historical theme, combine it with a newly-learned technique and come up with a collection. I’ve taken classes both locally (New Mexico) and abroad (Florence, Italy), and I’d get so excited, I’d come home and just create, create, create. 

Since the start of the pandemic, I began teaching myself enamel. Enamel is a glass that comes in a fine powder or as a liquid form, and when heated, it fuses to the metal. I love this technique because I can paint with it. With some pieces, I can be more abstract and emulate one of my favorite artists, Georgia O’Keeffe, and celebrate the glory of the New Mexico landscapes. With other pieces, I am creating miniatures and adding lots of details, like in my upcoming Illuminated Letters series.


The best way to get to know more about me and my work is through the blog. I also use emails to keep you in the loop, to offer first dibs, and discounts when something new comes out. My Instagram

account is where I showcase my work and make announcements, and Pinterest is where I share my inspiration. You can create a private account on my website for easy checkout and to add pieces to your wishlist. If you have any questions, you can email me at agujayclavo@gmail.com.


Thank you so much for your interest in my work, I hope we can connect and that you find something special for yourself.



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