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Meet the Designer

Meet the Designer

It’s nice to meet you!

In a snap shot: I’m a wife (to Shaun), a mama (to Jakey, 8 and Nico, 18 months), a jewelry designer, and an always hungry foodie.

I’m a native Los Angeleno raised by Italian grandparents from a large family of 5 siblings. I am a big believer in faith, love, and the power of a good meal.

 

Design Inspirations - Constantly chasing a dream

- I’m drawn to rich hues, soft textures, and layers.

- Timeless beauty reigns over fast trends in my book.

- Pearls are a way of life and I can never have enough of them.

- A good book can cure even the bleakest of day, as can my sons’ laughter!

Glistening color palettes, infused with metallics, and grounded by natural stones are always dancing in my mind.

 

Family Life - Always Hungry

Cooking is in so many ways my happy place. It is the way I express love to my family.  If I’m not at the AOS studio, then I am in the kitchen!

Since I mainly cook quicker dinners during the week, our weekends revolve around grocery shopping and big family meals with my siblings.

The Farmers Market is heaven to me! There are few things I enjoy more than chatting with the farmers about their bounty and teaching my kids the importance of buying small from real people that work hard everyday at their craft.

I love seeing the baby’s face covered in strawberry bits and hearing Jakey ask the farmers about their livestock.

 

An Old Soul - My Gratitude

An Old Soul started on a dining room table in 2013, where I handmade each and every piece that I sold. Jakey would play with Thomas the Tank Engine underneath the table and I would sing songs with him while I crocheted.

AOS pieces are now made at a small studio down the street from my house. I have six wonderful women that help me create all the product that we ship out across the country!

My family still eats dinner on that table every night. It’s the center of my home and now Nico enjoys playing with Mickey Mouse underneath it. At night when the kids are asleep, I love to sit there and crochet to get ahead on the next day’s work.

An Old Soul is truly a family business and I’m eternally grateful to you for supporting a mother’s dream!

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An Old Soul Branding

An Old Soul Branding

You may have noticed that our logo and color scheme are a little different these days... That's because we decided that An Old Soul Jewelry needed a makeover! We are very excited to unveil our new branding as of Fall 2017. My name is Erin and I am the in-house Graphic Designer here. I will be explaining the thought process behind our changes and introduce you to our new look and feel!


LOGO


Our new logo is representative of components that can be found on every piece, the toggle closures! While reevaluating what An Old Soul is all about, Designer Nicole decided she wanted the branding to represent what we do everyday in the studio. Our team of artisans handcraft each necklace with care and that includes the finishing touch, closing the necklace so that you can wear it! 


COLOR


The colors create an elegant and feminine feeling. The colors and images are layered with each other to signify the layering of jewelry that defines An Old Soul. Blush tones are popular in our jewelry so it was important to feature those tones in our new branding. The gold accent is used to create feelings of luxury and elegance. 


TEXTURE

The designs are inspired by nature and the natural components including freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones. The natural world is textured and An Old Soul embraces that element. Antiqued paper, woven materials, and the layering of design elements created texture within our brand.

We are very pleased with our new look and we hope you love it too!

Thank you for reading!

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