The act of skating and making jewelry are quite different, but then again quite similar when it comes to technical skill, precision and creativity. Santiago first started designing and creating jewelry when he was approximately 12 years old. He started at a school that taught different trades and quickly fell in love with playing and forming the metals into different shapes. As he got older, his focus started shifting more and more towards skating. He took a break from his jewelry for a number of years but has recently started creating again.