Our talented artists & designers have been selected to join the Allyson James boutique for their one-of-a-kind collections, creative spirit, and the care and quality they put into each piece that will arrive at your door. Many have created items exclusive to us. We are proud to introduce them to you! If you need one of their pieces in a different color, length, size, etc. please email us at email@example.com We are always here to help you bring your vision to life.
Angelika Liv Couture: Designer Angelika Liv was born in the Ukraine in 1981 and now lives in Tel-Aviv, Israel since 1997! Her stunning couture bolero collection is handcrafted from her studio in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Each piece is made with loving care and attention to detail using the finest French laces, silks, chiffons and trimmings. Angelika is always willing to take on a custom project so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on your one of a kind original Angelika Liv.
Ariel Gordon: LA-based jewelry designer Ariel Gordon launched her eponymous collection in 2009. After graduating summa cum laude from UCLA with a BA in English and Italian, Ariel produced red carpets events in Hollywood as a publicist. She began designing jewelry as an escape from the hectic pace of the PR world. When she decided to pursue jewelry design professionally, Ariel moved to San Francisco to learn the craft of metalsmithing and stone setting at the renowned Revere Academy. At Revere, she learned to translate her conceptual designs into timeless and unique jewelry pieces. After returning to Los Angeles, she further honed her design skills with famed jewelry designer Maya Brenner. Ariel's vision is to create simple jewelry that appeals to a variety of women, with the goal of creating a line that can translate from day to night and that can be integrated into various personal styles. She is inspired by nature, art, architecture, and the inherent beauty of her raw materials. Using sterling silver, gold, and vermeil metals with semi-precious stones and diamonds, Ariel creates pieces that are modern, versatile, and chic with a hint of sexy femininity and bold individuality. Her designs are born from a love of adornment. In 2009, Ariel Gordon Jewelry was named the winner of ShopStyle's Emerging Designer contest. Her celebrity following includes Eva Longoria, Drew Barrymore, Emily Blunt, Lauren Conrad, Claire Danes, Jessica Capshaw, Camila Alves, and Audrina Patridge to name a few. Her work has been featured in the pages of Lucky, People Style Watch, Real Simple, Redbook, and In Touch as well as all over the blogoshpere. All of Ariel's jewelry is handcrafted in Los Angeles. She sources her materials from reputable vendors and is committed to using conflict free stones.
Blonde Chick: I have a love of fashion and what outfit is complete without the perfect jewelry? I've always had a weakness for buying jewelry when I shopped and I'm happy to say that for the past few years I've been making my own....and I couldn't be happier. I've always been a pretty crafty/artsy person, but I think I have finally found my true passion...JEWELRY! For the past 5 years I have been very lucky and endlessly proud to be a stay-at-home Mommy of 3 precious little boys. I'm hoping I can make a successful career for myself as a jewelry designer and continue to be available for all of the special moments in my baby's lives. I'm interested in so many types and styles of jewelry and am constantly evolving as a designer. I'm inspired by fashion, music, tattoos, textiles....great jewelry ideas are everywhere. I'm a huge fan of bright, bold and rich color. I like to make special pieces that will stand out and command attention. I'm happy to offer many different styles at affordable prices. I'm so excited to be a part of this extraordinary community of designers...handmade stuff ROCKS!!
by boe: Founded in 2000, by boe began as an intimate retail shop named Annika Inez on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, which also served as Annika’s workshop. Along with Annika’s uncommon take on architectural and nature-inspired pendants, cuffs, and earrings, Philippe’s mutually complementary professional experiences in marketing and production helped the brand quickly grow. Today, by boe is sold in New York City. by boe is carried by retailers around the world in small neighborhood boutiques, museums, and select department stores. Popular with the fashion and style media, by boe is constantly being worn by celebrities, and continues to be a favorite with fashion editors at magazines around the world with every new season.
Basch & Company/Jane Basch: Jane Basch has been designing in the fashion and jewelry industry for 30 years. Her vision and insight into the fashion world has led her to develop "Indulge" original designs that will enhance and dazzle anyone who wears it. Her success is based on her philosophy that her creations should be fun and whimsical, a self purchase, a gift, a celebration of life. Basch& Company is pleased to be one of the only integrated prime manufacturers of Gold and Sterling Silver monograms, nameplates, initial pendants, signet rings and mothers bracelets in the country. Our hand selected diamonds are...Spectacular
Beholden Bridal: Beholden Bridal is run by, Kate Klein - a 28 year old artist from Stratford, Connecticut. "I became interested in creating bridal and special occasion shoes and accessories when I began planning my own wedding. I was obsessed with Martha Stewart Weddings (still am) and wanted to plan a really unique and beautiful day. Like any girl I was obsessed with what I would wear and how I wanted to look. When searching for bridal accessories I was really dissapointed! I discovered that there really wasn't much out there in the way of accessories that I really loved or thought would work with my vision. I wanted something beautiful and really unique, exquisite...heirloom quality - it just wasn't there or if it was I could never afford it being a full time Grad Student. I decided to make my own bouquet and decorate my own shoes and got so many compliments that friends started asking me to design their bouquets and shoes. Everyone kept telling me that my crafts rock out loud and "Why don't you do what you love and make some money in the process?" Good advice friends!
Calico Juno Designs: Designer Bonnie Riconda’s jewelry design philosophy is based on her love of brilliant, bright colors, a light feeling of airiness, and of all things truly hand-created by the artist. She uses no pre-made or fabricated parts, but wraps all gemstones and beads by hand, and even makes her own hoops and french wires. Precious and semi-precious gemstones, austrian crystals, freshwater pearls, and other stones are used in combination to create a wonderful palette of colors in her original designs. After getting a BFA from York College of PA in 1998 and an MFA in painting and sculpture from Long Island University in New York in 2000, Bonnie’s love of jewelry and creating things by hand determined her course in starting her business Calico Juno Designs. Calico Juno Designs is featured in the following magazine features include INSTYLE, LUCKY, MARIE CLAIRE, SEVENTEEN, GLAMOUR, MODERN BRIDE, THE KNOT, YM, BRIDE'S, COSMO GIRL, FAMILY CIRCLE, REDBOOK, COASTAL LIVING, ESSENCE, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, and many more. Calico Juno Designs has been worn by Eva Longoria of Desperate Housewives, Dylan Lauren, Kathy Lee Gifford, and Geri Ryan.
Carla Fox Design: I seek out the unusual, the discarded, the old, (and sometimes new) and give them another chance to be beautiful. Each piece is greater, I believe, than the sum of its parts. These parts may consist of antique or vintage buttons, jewelry bits and pieces, lace, textiles, found objects, feathers, leaves or millinery veiling. I have repurposed abandoned wedding dresses, reusing lace and appliqué I have harvested from them. I have torn up fabrics from bridesmaids dresses and window curtains, hand dying them to see what happens. They inspire me. “There is no exquisite beauty, without some strangeness in the proportion…” a quote by Edgar Allen Poe and one that reflects my work. “ Thank you for looking.......I'm on a journey of discovery and I invite you to come along for the ride!
Carolee: For over 35 years, Carolee has offered distinctive jewelry collections that reflect a contemporary woman's lifestyle and the finest in quality, prestige and sophistication. Carolee jewelry collections span from sleek and modern sterling silver, to classic and colorful pearls, to fashion-forward seasonal trends. Carolee jewelry is made using the same techniques and care as used in making fine jewelry. One design takes three months to complete from the drawing board to the final inspected piece. The materials used in Carolee jewelry are chosen for their exceptional quality and beauty. The Carolee Bridal Collection features a wide range of exquisite adornments for the bride and her bridal party. Carolee is THE destination for brides. The Carolee brand has built strong ties to its customers representing a sense of style, taste and quality - and has become known for such attributes as trust, integrity, sophistication and confidence. Carolee Jewelry makes the perfect gift for all occasions - birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, or just because!
Christina Garcia: In October 2000, Christina Garcia founded Christina Garcia “Accessories of Distinction”, a company specializing in bridal headpieces, accessories and veils with the goal of providing brides with more than just the usual. From its origins in a small apartment in Minneapolis, the company has grown into one of the most recognized and highly regarded upscale bridal accessory houses in the United States. Her designs have garnered editorial acclaim from the industry’s leading magazines including Town & Country, Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride, InStyle Weddings, Real Simple and Inside Weddings. The Christina Garcia brand is now represented by the most prestigious of bridal salons around the country. The company continues to expand but is careful to choose the salons it would like to be represented by. After all, the Christina Garcia line should not be found just about anywhere. Christina makes certain that she shares the same values with her salons that of simple elegance, impeccable quality and high taste.
Danielle Stevens: Launched in 2002, Danielle Stevens Jewelry is a fun, fresh, whimsical line that is popular among women of all ages. The designs are creative and fashionable. With four collections produced each year, the line is carried successfully in many stores nationwide, including Anthropologie and in specialty stores and boutiques like Henri Bendel, Wink in Manhattan, and Shop Intuition in Los Angeles. Her big break came in April, 2005 when a necklace from her spring collection was featured on the cover of Town & Country with an Oscar de la Renta gown. Color and texture inspire her the most. Danielle is fascinated by nature’s ability to turn something ordinary into magnificent gems and enjoys combining these natural elements with beautiful man-made plastics and ceramics in her work. She loves to experiment with different shapes of objects intertwining them with 10k plated metals and select items with gold vermeil. She has traveled the world to find only the finest stones, crystals, and beads, and brings aspects of many cultures into her unique designs. The Danielle Stevens Jewelry line consists of a variety of earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
Deanna DiBene Millinery: All Baroque And Roll designs and patterns are original and hand made by me, Deanna DiBene. "A little bit to much is just enough for me!" I love, love, love lots of decorative frosting. My work room is brimming with ribbons, feathers, jewels, trims and all manner of passementerie. I'm most influenced by the 18th century and the glamour of old Hollywood, and have a deep love for music and art.I'm always looking for ways to incorporate new and vintage fabrics and decorations together to create a modern twist on the past. Because of
the vintage materials, many of my accessories are one of a kind or limited edition. I love fine quality fabrics and attention to detail. Everything is meticulously hand or machine sewn. I believe in making quality products that will last.
Debra McCord Originals: For twenty five years I was a bridal consultant and owned my own boutique. I have since sold the shop and my youngest daughter and I are having a wonderful time working together. Our heirloom quality veils, gown labels and accessories are specially handcrafted for each bride using only the finest quality silk shantung, French lace, and other exceptional materials. We delight in using our sewing expertise to craft each piece. Our goal is to provide brides with distinctive items designed especially for them.
Diane Yang: Diane Yang’s jewelry embraces pure feminine beauty. The concept and spirit behind every design is deeply rooted in the belief that all women should feel like goddesses. Inspired by her desire to fill the world with pretty jewels, Diane began making jewelry under her nameplate “DIANE YANG DESIGNS” In a few short years, her stunning designs have already appeared in print and TV including: InStyle, People, Wedding Bell, Extra, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, American Idol and Top Chef to name a few. Her designs are worn and requested by numerous celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Britney Spears, Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek and many more. Diane’s dynamic and exuberant personality is a part of every piece she designs. Her delicate wire work, elegant color pairings, and fanciful designs work in harmony to create that stylish femininity which is the hallmark of her design philosophy.
Dogeared Jewelry: Dogeared was founded in 1991 out of designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke's wish to create beautiful jewelry that makes a hopeful and happy statement. Our aesthetic is inspired by the natural beauty and hip, casual lifestyle found only in California. The Dogeared look is modern, versatile, and trendsetting, and everything we make is Earth friendly and handmade in the USA. We design in the spirit of love, kindness, and consciousness... And our hope is that Dogeared jewels help people connect with one another in a meaningful way. It's part of our company mission: putting good energy out into the world, one jewel at a time.
Edward Berger: Established in 1922, Edward Berger has been creating exquisite quality bridal headpieces and veils for over 80 years. Our factory and show room are conveniently located in New York City’s Fashion District. Our in house Millinery design staff is constantly working on new and innovative bridal designs that are sure to please any bride-to-be. Please take a few moments to browse through our extensive selection of beautiful headpieces and exciting veils. Here at Edward Berger, we pride ourselves on our fine craftsmanship. Our stylish crowns and elegant tiaras range from traditional to couture.
Emerson Made: EmersonMade is a company that believes in celebrating the uniqueness of the individual, the joy of being alive and all the smallness that makes up the Big Beautiful. Emerson does all the photographs, styling, design, content, collages, and artwork associated with EmersonMade. Emerson's husband Ryan takes shots of Emerson and is Emersons Right Hand Man in all matters of life art and work. In 2008 Emerson and R left the New York City for a farm with green pastures, this is where the EmersonMade Hens and Ducks reside also!
Everything Angelic: Designer and owner Christina Samara started Everything Angelic Bridal Jewelry company in April of 2003 after designing her own gown and tiara! Everything Angelic is classic, elegant and timeless. Our designs consist of Swarovski crystals and fresh water pearls. Simply put. Everything Angelic has vintage designs adding in filigree components. Each piece is delicately handmade and can be customized to your specifications. If you can dream it, we can make it! In fact, some of our favorite jewelry is designed by brides. Everything Angelic Quality Guarantee; Everything Angelic wedding jewelry is made using high quality materials. Genuine Swarovski crystals and rhinestones, grade A cultured fresh water pearls, Argentium sterling silver and 14k gold filled wire. We also use Czech crystal drops on some pieces.
Florrie Mitton Couture: As worn by HILARY DUFF on her wedding day* Florrie Mitton is a designer label based in England with an emphasis on pure luxury and detail. Florrie Mitton has been featured by Instyle.com, OK! magazine USA, DailyCandy, Access Hollywood & numerous blogs. All items are handmade in England using exclusively designed trimmings, vintage findings, beautiful crystals, fine laces & silks. Florrie Mitton items are beautiful, fashion led & timeless in their appeal. All Florrie Mitton designs are totally original :) There is only one Florrie Mitton brand - Florrie Mitton is not associated or affiliated in any way with any other sellers. For this reason you can be sure when purchasing Florrie Mitton Couture products, of their authenticity, quality and attention to detail.
Frolick Jewelry: In 2004 Adrienne Lee Wiley combined her creative talent with a love of fashion and started her own jewelry line-Frolick Jewelry. Looking for a creative outlet from her corporate job, Adrienne started making jewelry at her kitchen table and began selling pieces to her friends, family, and co-workers. After a great response to her designs, she decided to take the next step and start selling to local boutiques. The business grew rapidly and after only a few months she decided to pursue business full time. Six years later, with a lot of passion and determination, Frolick is now represented at some of the nation’s largest trade shows and is sold at over 250 specialty retailers nationwide. The company has also received media attention from national publications, including Lucky, In Touch, and WWD. Adrienne has a distinctive design style that is expressed by mixing unexpected colors and shapes. She describes her line as vintage modern. As an avid traveler she is inspired by unique charms, unusual pendants and other treasures she finds during her excursions around the world. “Much of my inspiration comes from butterflies... Just like a butterfly, each piece of Frolick jewelry is a unique little treasure.”
gorjana Jewelry: Never trendy, but rather occupying a space between timeless elegance and contemporary relevance, gorjana jewelry and handbags are designed to effortlessly collaborate with the chic, modern woman’s wardrobe. The delicate designs are a balance of classic form and alluring detail that transform with life. Made from high quality- sterling silver and 18 gold plating, gorjana pieces are handcrafted with the utmost quality and personal care. gorjana is carried in over 600 fine retailers world wide. And editor favorite, the gorjana brand is regularly featured in the pages of InStyle, Lucky, People, SHAPE, and Marie Claire. gorjana cultivates a stylish following of celebrity fans including Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Mandy Moore, Olivia Wilde, Felicity Huffman, Hillary Duff and Debra Messing. gorjana pieces are a lasting investment at a delightful price.
Gosia Meyer Jewelry: Intrigued by jewelry and fashion for as long as I can remember, my first foray into jewelry design was born of not being able to find a particular necklace I hoped to buy. I instead made it myself and was soon designing jewelry for friends, family and fellow flight attendants (as that was my job at the time). I strive to create chic, elegant treasures that are beautiful yet affordable. I design sterling silver and 14K Gold-Filled pieces accented by semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski Crystals, pearls, and glass beads. I gladly work on custom pieces and have designed jewelry for bridal parties, including variations on my own creations as well as designs dreamed up by my customers. To further enrich and refine my craftsmanship, I have taken a silversmith class and precious metal clay class and - always eager to expand my skills – I plan on pursuing additional courses in the future. A lover of the outdoors, when not designing jewelry I enjoy swimming, biking, and hiking, and have a particular passion for dance. I currently live with my husband, dog, and cat in the beautiful mountains of Vermont, my home since moving to the United States several years ago from my native Poland. I look forward to working with you for your jewelry wants and needs, both now and in the future. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I love what I do and believe this shines through in my work. I hope you love it too.
Grey Lee Diamond Monogram Jewelry: Inspired by love and family, Grey Lee Designs is a synergy of designer and artisan to create modern, monogram jewelry heirlooms with a focus on classic elegance. Our Signature Monogram Collection symbolizes the essence of timeless style. Each custom piece is meticulously crafted utilizing the finest materials. Whether it be a new Mom, a groom to his bride, a husband or best friend, one thing is certain – whoever receives a piece from this elegant, monogram collection will smile every time they wear it. Each piece is made-to-order and every stone placed one-by-one, which truly makes them so unique and special. Items come in three different font choices – English, Typewriter or Lucida HW. Diamonds meet VS1 Clarity and G Color industry standards.
Heather B Moore: The designs are all made using precious metals of sterling silver and a rainbow of 14k golds: yellow, white, green and rose at the studio, located in Cleveland, Ohio. The quality of the jewelry is apparent at first sight. The variations in the stamping give an unmistakably unique style to each piece. All of the charms are given special attention and are designed and made to the specifications of the individual. Each date, name, or monogram is hand pressed with vintage, turn of the century tools. We are even making our own stamps, milling them from turn of the century tooling, so every letter, number and symbol is specific to our company. We can also custom make your family’s crest, design a new monogram or a create stamps for a special symbol or drawing – the possibilities are literally endless. We are honored to have the opportunity to make what truly are heirlooms, and just how all treasured things are passed down through families regardless of time or place, this is how your story will continue to live and be told. This company has been set up with a solid foundation, so you will always be able to create wonderful pieces for generations to come.
Ingenue B: Having studied Fashion and Fine Arts in Los Angeles, I went on to complete a degree in Fashion (BFA) in London. My strong early obsession with painting, handcrafting and vintage allowed me to experiment and express in deeper level during my stays in London and neighbor European cities. After returning from London, I began my career in clothing industry in all aspects of the fashion trade and gathered knowledge of designing and production from my initial freelance design jobs for private label companies. I created my first line of leather accessory back in the 90's during the fashion grunge era and began wholesaling to the specialty shops. From early 200's, I've been supplying the exclusively hand embellished garments and handbags to better boutiques and resort areas throughout U.S. And now, most of all, I couldn't be happier to finally share this each pieces of special occasion accessories with you directly and individually. My handmade art wear made a career out of making fantasy a reality and my fashionable journey continues as I try blending today's modern freedom of expression with the reminiscence of past opulence...
Jane Tran: known for her unique use of semi-precious stones and natural materials, finds her full expression of artistic and design style in her hair jewelry collection. A native of Vietnam, Jane came to the United States as a student and graduated from Northeastern University in Boston. Subsequently, she moved to Los Angeles, where she graduated from the UCLA Program for Professional Interior Designers and pursued her love of design and in the field. In 1998, Jane ventured into the fashion industry, where she created a collection of hair jewelry and accessories. From the beginning, her hair jewelry collection reflected her love of color and texture, incorporating the finest pearls, turquoise, corals, crystals, stones and other semi-precious materials. As the collection has matured, it has continued to reflect her individuality and her sense of style, where beauty of form and function are marvelously integrated. Today, her hair jewelry collection sets stylish trends with a minimum of fuss for today's modern woman. In response to strong customer demand, Jane launched a new line of hair jewelry focusing on the modern bride, the Couture Bridal Collection. Her bridal designs are classic and timeless, with a modern flair with the delicate use of freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, feathers and Swarovski crystals. Her hair jewelry products have been featured in In Style, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Allure, Oprah, Seventeen and various bridal magazines. Jane Tran products are sold at Barneys of New York, Barneys of Japan, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, Fred Segal, and Anthropologie. In addition to the U.S. stores, her products can be found at Le Bon Marche in Paris, Fenwick in London and the finest retail stores in Japan and all over the world.
Jane Tran: known for her unique use of semi-precious stones and natural materials, finds her full expression of artistic and design style in her hair jewelry collection. From the beginning, her hair jewelry collection reflected her love of color and texture, incorporating the finest pearls, turquoise, corals, crystals, stones and other semi-precious materials. As the collection has matured, it has continued to reflect her individuality and her sense of style, where beauty of form and function are marvelously integrated. Today, her hair jewelry collection sets stylish trends with a minimum of fuss for today's modern woman.
Kenneth Jay Lane: “Elegance, luxury and good taste never go out of style,” says Kenneth Jay Lane - and he should know. HIs fabulous costume jewelry has caught the eye of the world’s most glamorous women for over four decades, including Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Vreeland and Audrey Hepburn. Moreover, his pieces are now as sought after and collectable as precious gems, with vintage pieces selling at Christies and Sotheby’s. Today his designs are worn by the Hilton sisters, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Britney Spears and Nicole Kidman. “ I like to create jewelry that can be worn any time of the year, by any woman. Glamour is all year round.”
Kirsten Kuehn: Kirsten moved to LA in 2007 at age 18 from the small town of Libertyville, IL to pursue a career in the fashion industry. Kuehn was accepted into the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where designers such as Monique Lhuillier have studied. After graduating in 2009, Kirsten launched her accessory line. Pulling inspiration from the glamourous 20's and free spirited 70's, she creates vintage chic accessories for the modern day bride. Each piece is handmade by Kirsten in her West Hollywood office.
Lauren Klein: Are you looking for gorgeous unique jewelry at great prices? We scour the world for the trendiest hippest and most affordable jewels! Lauren Klein was created to bring you the best in jewelry designs. Our collections feature jewels that are high fashion and hip or classic and conservative. Lauren Klein has been in the diamond business for over 55 years. Because we control the entire process from source to final product we control the costs and are able to maintain the highest quality and to pass savings to our customers. Our jewelers use only select top-quality stones and each piece is individually inspected by our quality experts prior to shipment, to guarantee the highest level of satisfaction upon receipt. Whether it's for work or a night on the town, in denim or silk, black-tie or everyday Lauren Klein has jewelry for your style
Lenora Dame: Rethinking vintage is how Lenora Dame would describe her approach to jewelry design. A bachelor's degree in history from Dickinson College reinforced her interest in the past. A ten year career in advertising fueled her creativity, but it was the frequent visits to flea markets, antique shops and auctions that were and continue to be the inspiration for an aesthetic that is original, familiar and forward at the same time. Eclectic combinations of old and new materials, wood, glass, textiles, found objects, lucite, paper and twine are commonly found in her unique creations. The unexpected mix of materials and color define stand out pieces for the bold spirited, while more subtle combinations make the line accessible to a broad audience.
Lenora's designs can be found in many high-end retail shops in the U.S., Europe and Asia and now at Allyson James. Her studio is located in Chester County PA, where she resides with her husband and two children.
Linda Levinson Designs, Inc. (LLD) began in 1986 upon Linda’s graduation from Tulane University. Originally LLD was a costume jewelry and hair accessory company. In 1990, Linda decided to bring her timeless and elegant items to the home accessory market. Linda’s extensive background in fine jewelry combined with her love of antiques are the key elements to her innovative and classic home line. Each piece is hand crafted using the finest materials with the greatest attention to detail. The unique combination of Swarovski Crystals and semi-precious have become Linda’s signature style. All items are first hand cast in pewter, then plated in an antiqued silver or gold finish and bejeweled again by hand with various uniquely beautiful combinations of Swarovski Crystals and semi-precious stones. Linda designs each piece with specific stones and crystals in mind, however, we can accommodate custom color choices depending on availability. Linda Levinson has been featured in several local, national and international publications from Today’s Chicago Woman, The Chicago Tribune, Women’s Wear Daily Chicago to Accessories Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Accent, British Vogue, and most recently in Marie Claire Magazine.
Loella Medina: I am New York City based self taught jewelry designer. I started making jewelry at the very early age of ten years old. My love for jewelry was born as a way to pass the time while trying to adjust to life in the big apple. My father, a Civil Engineer, accidentally started making jewelry years before me when he discovered an abandoned tool box decked out with beads and pliers at a construction site. When he decided to devote all his time to his newly formed business, I took over the pliers and beads and my passion for jewelry began. Every piece of jewelry in my collections have been created to bring an aura of sensuality and romance to each woman wearing it and each piece is one of a kind even when it is part of a limited edition collection. My jewelry line has been inspired mainly by my cultural background, my travels and of course my life experience living in the multi-cultural city of New York.
Madabby: My sister is a clothes designer. She loves to work with lace and chiffon. Everything is hand sewn, with spcecial attention paid to details. We do not use machines ever!. Each and every design is made by heart at our studio in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mariell: Founded in 1987, Mariell is an internationally recognized designer and manufacturer of bridal jewelry, prom jewelry, bridal gloves and garters, evening bags, bridal wraps and shawls, wedding veils and bridal headpieces including cocktail hats, feather fascinators, tiaras and hair accessories. As a special occasion wholesaler, we sell our bridal, prom and evening accessories exclusively through fine retailers in the United States and worldwide. Our products have appeared regularly in national consumer magazines such as "Bridal Guide" and are carried by nearly 3000 authorized Mariell retailers worldwide. Mariell designs have brought style to more than a million special events including weddings, proms, homecomings, pageants, communions and quinceaneras. We say this with pride and gratitude.
Marlo Noel: What makes Marlo Noël jewelry different: The gemstones I use are hand-cut by a company that supplies to Tiffany and Co., Laura Gibson, Lori Lori, and other contemporary jewelry designers. I try to buy the majority of my stones from them, as they employ many skilled artisans in their factory in India, paying them fair wages to cut and polish gemstones in a safe and clean environment. All stones are gem quality, with splendid light reflection, clarity, brilliance, and excellent symmetry in shape and faceting. The stones are the absolute best quality available in briolette form. I have been making jewelry for 15 years, and all pieces in the collection are made to order by myself. If you would like any changes in stones or colors on a piece, please let me know and I will explore the possibility! On that note, if you would like earrings, rings, a necklace, or a bracelet made-to-match a collection piece, or jewelry for your wedding party, just ask. Custom work is my specialty!
Meg Jewelry: Your eyes will light up, shoulders pull back and lips pucker when you drape your body with MEG Jewelry! Whether wearing a wedding gown, jeans and tee, or that little black dress, you will find the perfect accessory when you choose MEG Jewelry.Designer Meg Lammers, creates beautiful baubles for that self-assured woman who is not afraid to let herself shine. The uniqueness and versatility of Meg's designs are what sets her jewelry apart. These pieces will never find themselves at the bottom of your jewelry box!Be assured that each piece is individually handcrafted with only the finest gemstones, Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls. When these stones, crystals and pearls are added with clean complementary lines, and just the right amount of drama, Meg finds the perfect "marriage" between fabulous and functional!
Michelle Chang: I was at one time an aspiring fine artist, an interior designer, and an illustrator. Although I found enjoyment in doing all of those things, nothing compares to the degree of satisfaction and affinity that I feel when I make jewelry. Most likely because jewelry making is unique in that it allows me me incorporate all the various skills and interests that I've accrued up till now. To me, jewelry making is drawing, design, sculpture, and craft. It's art embodied in a tiny object, one that can be worn to become a part of the person wearing it. I find inspiration in many things small and large, natural and man-made, living and inert. Every piece of jewelry is made by hand and is therefore unique. My jewelry is made here in NYC, the city that I grew up in, the city that I had left for many years, and the city that I returned to, only to find that I’ve never truly left.
Milk & Honey: We are two sisters born and raised on the east coast who have always had a passion for beautiful things and an affinity for shoes. This first came to light when Ilissa spent a semester abroad in Italy and was introduced to fine Italian food and fine Italian leather. She came home that summer 15 pounds heavier and with 17 pairs of fabulous footwear (this is not an exaggeration… ask our dad). Leading the way as the older sister, Ilissa found herself shepherding Dori into a world of beautiful shoes. Combine that with SEX AND THE CITY and an introduction to influential men such as Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and Giuseppe Zanotti and two young shoe lovers were born! But as our tastes matured we knew two things: 1) We didn’t want to have to take out second mortgages to support our shoe habit and 2) Sometimes we just couldn’t find want we wanted and that was simply not okay. So, being as dedicated as we are to the plight, we figured out a way to get our perfect shoe. When we just couldn’t keep it a secret any longer we created milk & honey™ to introduce the idea of affordable custom made shoes to women everywhere! We’ve lived in New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong and know a thing or two about getting what we want! We are so excited about our shoes and hope you are too…
Millie Icaro Heirloom: Each heirloom garter and sash is made with love from Indianapolis, Indiana. Millie uses vintage laces and embillishments to create her one of a kind original designs that will be passed down through generations of brides.
Moyna Handbags: Moyna Singh's experience with artisans and Asian handicraft dates back to 1985 when she was closely involved with the design and manufacture of handcrafted home accessories in India. Her experience with handicraft led her to start a business in the United States devoted to designing and manufacturing handcrafted fashion accessories such as handbags, scarves, headbands and barrettes, and accessories for the home. Moyna's knowledge of Asian Indian beads, fabrics and colors gives her a unique ability to use these elements in fashion and home products for the U.S. market. Moyna has extensive experience in business management and a BA in psychology. Moyna handbags and fashion accessories are individually hand beaded and embroidered by skilled artisans in India, using traditional beading techniques. In most cases, the beading is done on 100% silk fabric. Glass beads have carefully been selected so that their colors and shapes complement the fabric and design of the pieces. All of MOYNA products are exclusive and hand made. Any apparent variations in the design are characteristic, and lend uniqueness to the piece.
Nashelle: Raised in beautiful Juneau, Alaska. Studied metal arts at the University of Alaska Southeast. Traveled for nine years eventually landing on the Oregon coast. Opened a small studio in Cannon Beach, OR and designed a variety of unique pieces that would soon be sold off my neck nightly while bartending at a local restaurant. Word spread quickly that it was the hot spot to buy beautifully unique pieces. After several months, ventured out and sold jewelry in other parts of Oregon. Moved to Bend years later, opened a small retail shop, "Nashelle" in downtown Bend. In 2005, gave birth to son Kash Sylas and chose to expand to wholesale production with the hope of creating a work environment that would allow for her to raise Kash. The Nashelle team consists of five amazing people. Without these colorful people we would not be where we are today. Each individual is dedicated to creating unique, high quality jewelry at an affordable price. All pieces are handmade to order in our Bend studio. Each piece is brought from start to finish paying close attention to detail. First we start by forming the metal, hammering it into shape, then texturing it. Where designs require gemstones, all gems are handpicked to perfection and carefully wire wrapped into the piece. All styles are available in both sterling silver and 14k gold fill. None of our designs are mass produced or outsourced and we have no intention of that ever happening.
Natalie Briggs: Hi, my name is Natalie Briggs, I was born in England but am now living in sunny Western Australia with my beautiful husband. I’ve always been very creative, mainly from trying to get things at budget prices. If you don't want to spend a lot of money in life and spend smarter I think you have to be able to be creative, think out side the box. I make a lot of things around the house my self and love doing that. I love craft shows and antique shows (yes I'm a bit of an 'old lady' at the age of 23). I really hate mass-production of items in our world today and love being involved in the handmade industry. After my own wedding in March 2010, I was disappointed with the lack of range and individuality of garters in the shops available to me. So after my wedding I decided to start making my own garters so other brides can have a truly unique and beautiful garter for their special day with out the huge price tag and tacky 80's style designs! ekkk :) This is where Natalie Briggs - Luxury Handmade Garters was born. Now so many brides around the world have one of my modern, sexy, elegant garters around their leg on their special day. This is my biggest reward and puts a smile on my face.
Nasya honed her craft while Freelancing, and interning at J. Mendel and Zac Posen. Working at these luxury company provides the young designer with useful and practical knowledge for succeeding in the industry as well as being an incubator for thought provoking inspiration. Her devotion to fashion as an art form is only eclipsed by her presence and enthusiasm in the workroom. Drawing inspiration from a multitude of sources, her design philosophy is, “…well the most personal thing that a designer carries with them, the compass that drives the ideas. To every sense, the reaction that springs it to life. For me, LIFE is my design philosophy. To live with passion, virtue, and the inherent beauty that surrounds everything that is. Adding tactile elements, expressing the world as I see its exquisiteness. With that in mind I design from and for the world around me.”
NYLA STAR is for the woman who wants the best and gets what she wants. She understands style, respects the classics, yet isn't afraid to be bold. She doesn't need to be the center of attention, but she's been known to turn a few heads. NYLA STAR jewelry is made of sterling silver with 14 karat gold overlay. Clear and colored cubic zirconia, turquoise and pearl add that special something. All jewelry is tarnish free and provides customers with the highest quality product.
Paris XOX: While preparing for my own Wedding in Switzerland and a Blessing in England I wanted something to wear with a bit of romance and history. I purchased an antique gold horseshoe brooch studded with diamonds and pinned it onto a silk ribbon to wear as a choker... And there is the very small beginning of our company... We are a small cottage business. Everything is handcrafted by me in my "Shabby Chic Studio"... think pink and sparkly with a bit of whimsy added for good measure!
Roberta Chiarella: Born and raised in Queens, New York, Roberta Chiarella began her design training at an early age beside the drawing table of her father, Joseph Chiarella, a successful advertising art director and illustrator, later graduating from Parson's School of Design in New York City. As an art director, producer and package designer, Roberta's early career at Clinique Laboratories was broadened in L'Oreal's Designer Fragrance Division, overseeing the Ralph Lauren, Paloma Picasso, Cacharel, Guy Laroche, and Giorgio Armani brands. As Vice President of Creative for Yves Saint Laurent Beaute', she directed Public Relations, Special Events, In Store Design and Advertising. Roberta's transition from creative director to jewelry designer was completed when her earliest work was honored in a group exhibition at The American Craft Museum. The couture collection is designed in New York City and handcrafted in Rhode Island. The designs are beautifully finished and plated with the finest metals, 22kt. gold and platinum and MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS.
Rosebud Lips Bridal: Beautiful handmade garters and bouquets made from silk, tulle, lace and vintage embellishments. Heirloom quality at an affordable price.
Sarah Cavender discovered the beauty and versatility of bronze screening and other wire materials while studying at the Philadelphia College of Art where she majored in sculpture. After graduating in 1984, she remained in Philadelphia and applied her skills and understanding of metal to develop a process of forming these materials into wonderful floral, leaf and insect representations as well as abstract form. Sarah looks to her extensive world travel experiences for inspiration. Her knowledge of art history and design influence her varied design approach. Constantly in search of uncommon and unique materials, Sarah Cavender maintains a design criteria in which each piece contains an element of woven wire. In this philosophy she continues to consistently produce a line of jewelry, belts, and handbags that are truly beautiful to wear and admire as objects of art. Over the years, Sarah Cavender's extensive line has repeatedly been featured in trade publications and top fashion magazines such as Vogue, Mademoiselle, In-Style, Glamour, McCalls, and Lucky in the United States and abroad.
Sarah Morgan Bridal: Superb quality, exclusive design, excellent service and couture bridal gown designs at competitive prices. For over a decade we've worked extremely hard to gain our deserved reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves in the superb quality of our couture pieces. We use only the finest materials - from pure silk to Swarovski beading. We are also extremely proud of our excellent customer service . Buy with confidence, you will not be disappointed. Created just for you in our Studios in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Shea Nichole: SheaNichole Designs has been creating custom handmade accessories for special events since 2007. Accessories include bridal gown sashes, belts, bridesmaid sashes, flower girl sashes, men's/boys ties, pocket squares & faux fur wraps. SND designs have been featured in local & regional print publications like Charlotte Wedding Magazine & Weddings Unveiled. Blog features can be seen on Style Me Pretty, Kristen Vining Photography & Millie Holloman Photography, just to name a few. Allyson James is proud to carry these lovely creations!
SOPHIA & CHLOE: Always fresh and up to date with the latest fashion trends, the SOPHIA & CHLOE line, named for the designer’s daughters, is edgy and chic, while at the same time elegant and timeless. Designer Nathalie Sherman balances current trends with her ultimate goal, to create jewelry that enhances a woman's features, and brings to her a measure of good will. Quality of service and craftsmanship are of utmost importance to the designer who feels that jewelry, at any level, should feel special. Each design is created with great care by Nathalie Sherman, whose goal is to design the best possible version of each inspired piece. Every SOPHIA & CHLOE design is hand made, in the United States, with utmost care. Each luscious element is carefully selected and matched in natural light and our experienced and talented staff are committed to creating pieces that are made with the greatest attention to detail. Ms. Sherman's designs are a favorite of celebrities such as JANE SEYMOUR, ALI FEDOTOWSKY, and MELISSA PETERMAN. The line has been featured on THE BACHELORETTE, ALL MY CHILDREN, LAUNCH MY LINE and DANCING WITH THE STARS, as well as in IN STYLE MAGAZINE, ACCESSORIES MAGAZINE, REAL SIMPLE, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, RIVIERA MAGAZINE, INSIDE WEDDINGS, BRIDAL GUIDE and THE KNOT, as well as many others.
Untamed Petals: I’m Amanda, the creator of Untamed Petals. I love all things feminine, chic and sparkly and will bedazzle anything I can get my hands on. The Untamed Petals philosophy is that the accessory makes the outfit. Each hand-crafted headband, halo, sash or fascinator is designed to make a bold statement and complete any look. All adornments are freshly cut and crafted from the highest quality materials. From imported silk chiffon to vintage rhinestone trim--an Untamed Petals Accessory looks glamorous on any bride, yet is chic enough to wear out with friends or the the office. Try adding and Untamed Bloom to your favorite blazer, or a pair of Untamed Halo with a great sundress!
Voleur De Bijoux Jewelry Designer Moniqueis an abstract artist, sculptor and jewelry designer. "My inspirations comes from a million things. I love looking at the unique and strange beauty of our world, the people and objects in it. If you look close enough you will see beauty in so many things. The shadows between two trees, the colors reflected in a drop of water, gold flecks in the rocks on the sidewalk, the moment before the sun rises and takes over the bluish gray sky...these are the things that inspires me. I hope to create jewelry that will inspire you." Voleur de Bijoux is a unique and special place where little things are collected, coveted, treasured and reborn into new delectable pieces of adornment for the fanciful and ardent collector. Each piece is handmade with love and encompass the lovely things that inspires me. Life should be filled with beauty...treat yourself to something fabulous!♥
Woomi Pyo: Hello~My name is Woomi and I'm loving designing under my own name! I graduated Parsons school of design with a BFA in spring 2008. Since then I have experienced many exciting opportunities. I launched my collection when I was living in New York, now I've moved back to my home country Korea, I promise to continue to develop new styles as this shop is a true reflection of my simple yet, whimsical and romantic aesthetic. I feel very thankful that I found the wonderful handcrafted community and I hope you enjoy my designs.
Yayoi Forest: Born near a small forest in Japan, designer Yayoi Inada expresses her stories and experiences through her jewelry. Yayoi was raised in Kyoto and Osaka in Japan. As a child she was drawn to the calm and complete feeling she had whenever she spent time observing and appreciating nature’s beauty. After working as an account executive for an advertising agency in Tokyo, Yayoi began to have the desire to express her artistic side. She made a decision to follow her passion and moved to New York to study jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2003 Yayoi decided to turn her passion into a reality by launching her jewelry collection Yayoi Forest Jewelry. “I like to put the feelings of my childhood in the forest into my jewelry, the smell of rain, the warm touch of tree bark on your skin or sitting on a beautiful old tree stump just thinking up my own fairy tales”. All of these memories can be reflected throughout her collections which have a sense of nature and whimsy. Yayoi believes that her jewelry should be worn as a lucky charm. She often uses birds in flight or the tree of life to symbolize hope and happiness to the people that wear her jewelry. Working from her jewelry studio in Brooklyn, New York, Yayoi individually crafts all of her designs by hand using 14K gold or sterling silver. She specializes in hand etching techniques and detailed wax carving to accentuate her appreciation for organic shapes and natural beauty.
Laurie Carbonneau Bridal: Our exclusive collection includes Swarovski Crystal Tiaras, Couture Beaded Veils, Classic and Couture Bridal Jewelry, Feather Fascinators, Swarovski Crystal Bridal Headbands, Bridal Bouquet Jewelry & Much More! Laurie Carbonneau offers only the most trendy, elegant & classic styles all at the best prices!
Illusions Bridal:Coming Soon!
Wedding Veils: Coming Soon!
Many more to come!!!
If you don't find what your looking for? Just ask! We can usually find it or have it made by one of our designers!
Gallery of Designers:
Gosia Meyer Heather B. Moore
Adina Reyter Nasya
Leslie Kumar for Nyla*Star
Regina Chapman/Grey Lee Designs