From Alphabet Beads to Pearls: How Memories Made an Artist
Hello, my name is Ana Louise, the artist behind the shop. I started making jewelry when I was 8 years old, and from that moment on, my dream has always been to create jewelry out of my home, with my children playing around me. That dream is coming true now, as I have a little home studio, and a sweet boy who loves pretty things almost as much as I do.
I find ideas for jewelry no matter where I am, but I am particularly inspired by classic styles from the early and mid-20th century. My namesake, Great-Grandmother Louise, was the one who introduced me to vintage things. Her house was full of flowery china and figurines, and she always wore beautiful jewelry that she collected throughout her life. I especially loved the strands of pearls and bold art-deco earrings. Many of my designs feature found objects and repurposed vintage beads that come from her collection. Allowing her beautiful things to live on in the jewelry I make is the best way I know to honor her memory.
Every piece of jewelry in my shop is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Even though I love creating vintage-inspired designs, you will see many diverse styles in my shop. I want my jewelry to be an extension of the wearer’s personality, and I create each beautiful piece of art with an idea of who might be wearing it.
As a designer, nothing would make me happier than to help you find a piece of jewelry that perfectly expresses who you are, and tells your story, or the story of the person you are shopping for. If you don’t find anything you love, send me a message, let me get to know you, and we can create something beautiful together.
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