The pieces we make come from our individual assets, challenges and particular experiences. Each piece is marked by the identity and spirit of the student who made it. Behind each piece is a history. The stories of our students’ paths to becoming professional jewelers are diverse and remarkable. They each have dedicated themselves, not only to mastery of their craft, but also to creating opportunities for themselves, their community and their colleagues. When you purchase a piece of jewelry from Straw Factory, you are getting more than a product.