about the designer


The art of adornment is an ancient one. For thousands upon thousands of years we have been placing objects of beauty and meaning on our bodies as an expression of our creative heritage. I am honored to create adornments for my sisters. I love to design jewelry that looks and feels as old as the earth, jewelry to gather stories. Jewelry to live in.
Our collections are created to honor, nurture and empower the soul of a woman and the soul of the earth. Catori Life Jewelry was dreamed, designed and created by Holly Rhoads. She aims to weave a fabric of inspiration and love through her creations and stories. 
 Dwelling in the breathtaking northern New Mexican mountains of Santa Fe with her husband and son River, she draws much of her inspiration from her rich natural and cultural surroundings. Her designs and creations come from a place of deep appreciation for the innate wildness within and around us.  She is influenced by her love of mysticism and the natural world, seeking daily solitude and meditative spaces to connect in and sit with spirit. Through this space her creativity flows.  Holly is also a poet and conservationist and has a background of over twelve years in the healing arts, with a focus in energy healing, nutrition and herbal medicine. 

"My pieces are made to inspire you to move through the world from an empowered place of your own personal authenticity and truth. I believe in living a harmonious , intuitive, inspired & passionate lifestyle... in doing everything possible to heal the earth and work toward global healing & restoration, and in the strengthening and remembering of our awareness of the magic in life."


-  Holly Takoda Rhoads

Founder & Designer of Catori Life Jewelry