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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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How to Layer AOS for Fall 2017

How to Layer AOS for Fall 2017

How to Layer Jewelry for Fall 2017

There really are no stead fast rules on how to layer your jewelry pieces, but I do keep a few things in mind when I am going for the layered look.

1. First lets think about texture, length, and color

  • Texture of the crystals and stones comes into play with the size and facet shape. Charms, connectors, and Druzy pieces also bring in a lot of texture and personality.
  • Length of necklaces should differ by at least two inches.
  • Colors are chosen to compliment each other in a similar palette but don't be afraid to POP some metallics! I typically choose the same string color as a unifying base for the layers.

2. Start with the focal point or strongest necklace and then add up or down depending on my outfit.

  • Jeans and T-shirt? Start with a choker and then add a super long thin crystal chain.
  • Sweater dress with booties? Throw on those pearls... two is always better than one!
  • Holiday Party? Start with a large Druzy pendant necklace along with a crystal 40’’ chain.

3. Finally, stack on the bracelets!

You can never go wrong with wearing stretch bracelets to compliment your necklaces. Whether it is a casual two bracelet occasion or a wrist full of bracelets, this adds that extra sparkle and playfulness to your look!

What are your favorite ways to layer jewelry? We would love to hear in the comments below! Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram!

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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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