Derrick Obatake born and raised in East Los Angeles and has been designing and making jewelry for over 35 years. At an early age he was taught to be a machinist by his father. He is a Graduate Gemologist from GIA and has had formal training in traditional jewelry arts, Diamond setting, model making, casting, finishing and fabrication. He has extensive experience in Die striking, and 3D CAD design. I like to blend old school craftsmanship with new age technology to create an out of the box style that is hopefully refreshing and empowering.
The parent company of Steel Flame®, Elements has been in business for over 17 years. Elements has sold custom product through over 500 retailers nationally and has been an approved drop ship vendor for corporations like Nordstrom, Disney, Warner Bros, Amway and Lands End. We take pride in building everything here in the United States using quality materials from US suppliers.