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Hi.

I'm Bri Garbani, a designer + photographer living in San Diego, California. It's here that I express my passion for dogs, design + DIY through writing + photography. If you like what you see, you'll want to check back often as I have a constant need to create + Native Blonde is my prime creative outlet.

Rock Nerd

Rock Nerd

I can tell you many types of gemstone from a single glance.  Working for a gemstone jewelry company for five years followed by other jewelry designers with the same design aesthetic certainly helped with my recognition skills.  Before that though, I was a rock nerd.

Polished up, faceted, or in their natural rough state (which is my personal favorite), the precious + semi-precious stones that our Earth is capable of creating are stunning.  Over the years I have picked up a few rocks of my own that I couldn't part with (one in particular that my little sister wrote on when she was very young), + I'm sure there will be others in the future.  

Pictured below are diy geode magnets I made, a diy agate slice dream catcher that I also recently made,  jewelry featuring rough cut stones, agate slab drink coasters, as well as several other rock specimen that I have sitting around the house .  What's even more intriguing than their looks is oftentimes their meaning + properties.  Whether a birth stone, luck, love, or healing representations - they all have an interesting background.  Do you have a favorite stone?  If so, please tell!

Metallic Woodland Christmas

Metallic Woodland Christmas

Dogs In Decor

Dogs In Decor