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February 12, 2014


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new in the shop: brass cuff bracelets

February 4, 2014


the surface studies brass cuff bracelet…

inspired by the textures of the stones and natural findings encountered on hikes or used in our creative practice – these brass cuff bracelets are treated like a painting or drawing – each piece is hand made, applying textures to the surface of the brass,highlighting relationships between markings. referencing the beauty of Wabi Sabi, the end result of each piece celebrates the spirit of the one of a kind object and human mark.

bracelets come in two sizes. small measures 1/4″ wide. large measures 3/4″ wide. the brass is adjustable and can be molded to your wrist at your desired arm location. the bracelets are light weight and comfortable for daily wear.

the bullshit brass cuff bracelet…

inspired by two of my favorite bracelets in my personal collection, a vintage brass cuff that was my mothers (sorry ma not giving that one back!) and another gifted to me by her that reads: bullshit.
i decided to combine the form of one and the wisdom of the other to create this piece so that you too could share the joy i have in owning a lovely bracelet that shares a common voice.

sometimes it really is all just bullshit. and that is kinda wonderful to say out loud. stamped. by hand. on a brass bangle to wear solo or with the wrist collection you got goin’ on.

as always made with love. keep in mind every bracelet is hand made and imperfections are what make these pieces extra special. the brass is adjustable and can be molded to your wrist at your desired arm location.



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November 30, 2013

we have an incredible collection of shops that sell chaparral studio wares and we want YOU to know about them! please visit their beautiful stores this holiday season to find our goods and many other lovely treasures this holiday season and beyond! tell them Bianca sent you! xoxo

in los angeles…

individual medley
3176 glendale blvd
atwater village, ca 90039



new stone age
8407 W 3rd st
los angeles, ca 90048


1932 echo park avenue
echo park, ca 90026


820 east third street
los angeles, ca 90013


10139 riverside drive
toluca lake, ca 91602


reform school
3902 sunset blvd
silver lake, ca 90029


shelter half
161 south la brea
los angeles, 90036


826 LA / echo park time travel mart
1714 west sunset blvd.
los angeles, ca 90026



alder & co.
616 SW 12th Ave
portland, or 97205


upcoming event:
pergolina martini party / trunk show

November 8, 2013


i’m super excited about this event – and not just because i get to sell my wares at one of my favorite places but because i will be surrounded by some majorly talented designers that i have admired for YEARS! if you love jewelry this is the event not to be missed! additionally there will be other treasures in pewter, leather, and more…
chaparral studio will be selling a variety of crowd pleasers and one of a kind surprises (perhaps i will show some sneak peeks soon…)!
so come and get a head start on your holiday shopping or personal shopping! have a martini! a bite to eat! and visit me!

xo b

pergolina martini party / trunk show
thursday, november 14th
5 – 9 pm
10139 riverside drive
toluca lake, ca 91602

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la i’m yours

November 6, 2013


anyone who knows me is well aware that i am a proud angeleno, so its no surprise when kyle of LA I’M YOURS  hit me up for an interview i was pretty excited. also kyle independent of his blog is a pretty fantastic person to spend time with. and when laure offered to shoot my studio… i was all smiles! (and so was hannah. she is obsessed with miss joliet.)

unlike most interviews i have done that focus on the product in this particular story kyle really emphasized questions regarding the cross over between art and commerce. he had me asking myself questions i knew the answers to in my head but hadn’t really spent a lot of time communicating to a larger audience – and thank you kyle for that challenge. often times the chaparral studio “image” is limited to pretty pictures of succulents and crystals so its great to be able to engage and share my relationship and history with art and what business has done to me along with the influence my town, los angeles.

the photos of the studio are all by the amazing laure joliet. she came just in time, as my studio mate quinn built these beautiful custom shelves. hire him! he is amazing!

you can read the full post here. xo b


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new jewelry / gold bar necklace

March 6, 2013


a new necklace has joined the collection… check out our simple gold bar necklace. a perfect everyday necklace. layer or wear it solo.

buy it here.

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new jewelry on our shop!

February 5, 2013


be sure to check out our shop – we just updated it with lots of new jewelry designs! they are all made with lots of love… just in time for valentine’s day. keep in mind we also can customize… get in touch – contact(at)

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post martini party trunk show @ pergolina

November 22, 2012


it was the first time i represented myself as chaparral studio. felt damn good too.
i feel like i have been hiding some big secret.
it is out!

the event was lovely – hosted at the very place i was practically raised and taught SHOP 101 and beyond. it is owned for 22 years by the most wonderful woman, paulanna c. (i love this woman. the doors she has opened for me. metaphorically and then some).
i got to see lots of old friends – laugh alot (and i was martini free!)! and new friends.

the other exciting part of the night – showing off my new case a couple new props… squirrel fur pelt, new (old) crystals, antler brush, custom stained fabric… it is all in the details!

thank you to everyone who came out. i really appreciate your support. and thank you to the other designers who participated. i always love to be in your presence! xo

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