We had the good fortune of connecting with Krista Sena and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Krista, how did your business made an impact on the community and who you are today?
I’m very proud that since the beginning Hand Meets Sky has contributed to the Native American Community. We work directly with several Native American artists (mostly female) who create hand crafted pieces of art in traditional Native American designs. We have built these partnerships over decades. We believe in fairness for the artists and quality over quantity. Proudly, this has always been the HMS way.

Please tell us more about your business. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
What I want the world to know about Hand Meets Sky is that the moment your purchase arrives, you are getting a high quality authentic piece of jewelry. Whether it is new or vintage, everything is hand crafted, sterling silver, genuine stones and has a history or a story to tell. I believe in curating simple luxuries that will be treasured and past on for lifetimes. It’s really exciting to see it begin to evolve into a lifestyle brand. We have so much more in the works…Is owning a business easy? Ask anyone who has one and I’m sure the answer is no. However, it is also the most inspiring and rewarding thing I’ve ever done.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Favorite SD spots in no particular order: Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) Little Italy Farmers Market Jaynes Gastropub (drinks and dinner) Anderson Nursery (plants) Point Loma Seafood Ponces (food,margaritas) Morley Field (picnic) Balboa Park (movies in the park) Gathering with friends and family at our home

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am without the unconditional love and support of my parents, husband and small but mighty group of friends. Through thick and thin of owing a business, they continue to cheer me on. For that, I am grateful and constantly inspired by them as well.

Website: www.handmeetssky.com
Instagram: @handmeetssky
Other: We currently have a residency to experience Hand Meets Sky in person. It is in Palm Spring @mojaveflea @theshopsat1345

Image Credits
Stacy Keck, Daniel Carlos

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