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Hello and welcome to



My name is Caitlin and I’m the maker behind AyC.  


I started this business in 2016 after having lived abroad in Spain for three years. I came up with the name Aguja y Clavo (ah-goo-ha//ee//claw-voh) which translates to Needle and Nail in Spanish because my mother is a quilter and my father builds adobe homes. I wanted to name the business after the two people who have influenced me the most in my life. 

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I am both an oil painter and a metalsmith. In 2021,
I became curious about painting with oils again after not using them in 14 years. Since then, I've worked to come up with my own methods of painting, preserving, and turning my work into jewelry.


Behind each piece is hours of research, experimentation, and designing. I take pride in incorporating high-quality materials with slower methods of making and combine it all with my love for travel, history, and world cultures. 

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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Take care,


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