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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, 10 and Nico, 3), 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.

 

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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Intro to Eye Glass Chains

Intro to Eye Glass Chains

An Old Soul Jewelry is introducing fashionable, functional, and fabulous eye glass chains! We can’t wait to bring our story, values, and materials into your home or boutique with these new pieces. Eye glass chains are the ideal gift this year and work great with eye glasses, sun glasses, employee tags, and simply as a beautiful necklace.

The design comes from a functional need. I don't wear a necklace day in and day out as a busy mama to two young boys, but I do always need my sunglasses and reading glasses on me! Lanyards and other functional items did not match my desire to wear pretty things so I made them myself, using the same materials I use to create all the jewelry at An Old Soul Jewelry. They fit right into our mission to create pieces that empower women to feel confident and beautiful. The result was friends, colleagues, and even my son's teachers asking me where they could one as well! I then decided to design a line of Eye Glass Chains for An Old Soul Jewelry.

There are two styles, the traditional and the ring. I love using both on different occasions, so tell me which one you love the most!

Fashion eye glass chains appeared on all the runways this year and are all the rage! Our collection sets itself apart by being handmade with love using semi-precious stones and petite pearls at our La Crescenta studio.

This is definitely the gift item of the year with holidays approaching in the coming months! They are perfect for mom, sister, grandma, aunt, friends, and more!

 

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Fall Design Inspiration

Fall Design Inspiration

Boho Chic: Fall Design Inspiration


This collection is defined by rich color palettes grounded on neutral string with highlights of druzy and pearl. When I first sat down to design the collection there were a few components in particular that I was in love with:

- Faceted hematite with so much shine you would swear it was a crystal
- Druzy in interesting cuts and metallic hues
- Baroque pearls perfectly imperfect with a romantic feel
- Peacock pearls with an iridescent luster

My large wood design table was overflowing with crystal and stone combinations that were hand beaded onto spools of waxed string. My team and I crocheted the pieces one by one and the color stories of the season began to emerge.

I am so excited for Fall this year and to start layering up not only my clothes but my sparkles!
(Of course I write this as I have the air conditioning blasting in the middle of October… oh LA![f])

This collection celebrates timeless grace with a confidence of strength, and highlights the organic beauty of the art of crochet.

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