Hi there! I’m Carissa Wachtor, mom to one fun and adorable little boy named Wyatt, wife to my wonderful husband Sam, and owner and designer here at The Minimalist Magnolia. I was born and raised in a small town in southern California, but moved to Salt Lake City in 2015 for a change of pace, and never left!


I started The Minimalist Magnolia in 2014 in an attempt to live a more creative life. I’ve always had the drive to create, but didn’t realize quite how important it was in my life until after a few office jobs left me drained. Some of the first pieces that I ever made were gifts for family members. Being able to create something, completely by hand, that holds sentimental value for someone, was so fulfilling.


We cut each disc and bar by hand. We wrap each wire, and solder each joint. We hand stamp each name with traditional metal stamping techniques. We set each stone by hand. We believe in meaningful creation that we can pass on to you. We offer several metal, size, gemstone, and stamping options for most of our pieces so that you can create something truly special and meaningful for yourself or your loved ones!


We want you to love your new jewelry as much as we love creating it! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your story and for being a part of ours, by helping us grow our small, family run business!