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Amanda comes from a creative background. Her father is a sculptor, painter, and a remodeling designer. Her grandmother collected jewelry from all parts of the world, which she inherited and used as her inspiration for launching what is today, her vastly growing jewelry business.
Amanda graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and was recruited by Ralph Lauren’s corporate division. “So much of my foundation with merchandising and working with color was easily incorporated into my jewelry. Creating assortments, defining market needs and consumer trends was all funneled into designing the perfect jewelry line, which has always been a passion. It was a natural transition.”
An admirer and collector of jewelry at an early age, Amanda decided to participate in a workshop (August 2004) to learn the basic technique of wire wrapping. In three hours Amanda learned enough to begin her own style of designing, improving and evolving her technique year after year. A rarity in today’s jewelry, she designs “what she wants to wear” completely by hand. Attracted by her quality and hand-made work, stores appreciate her craftsmanship.
Her designs have been selected and sold through stores such as Anthropologie, Kate Spade, Neiman Marcus CUSP, Sundance Catalog, Endless.com, and Amazon.com, amongst several high-end boutiques globally. Amanda’s work has been featured in several notable presses, such as InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, and on celebrities from The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and The View television show. Voted ‘Best of Dallas’ in jewelry designing for 2009 by D Modern Luxury Magazine, voted ‘Best Jewelry Designer in Dallas, 2010’ by D Magazine, nominated for ‘Best of Dallas’ in 2011 (results are not yet in) and named a ‘Fresh Face of Fashion’ by D Modern Luxury Magazine for 2011.
Amanda prides herself on ‘cherry-picking’ the best stones for her work. From all parts of the world stone is selected and two collections per year are born. Over 250 pieces make up each collection and are displayed on our website. All stone is natural and either precious or semi-precious. The wire used in the making is either 14K gold-filled or sterling silver materials, including the signature necklace tags. The chunky designer chains are 14k gold plated. All jewelry is handmade in our studio in Dallas, Texas, upon receipt of order.