My friend, Jody, is a jewelry designer here in Portland. Her line, Elysium Jewelry, is carried in over 60 stores nationwide. The photos above are for her lookbook and her soon to be released website.
I first saw Jody’s work several years ago when she was selling at the Alberta Street Fair. I was in awe; deer antlers, boars teeth, onyx talons and so many beautiful stones! I asked if she would be willing to sell at my shop. She was very pregnant at the time, and said that she would call me once she got back to work after having her baby.
Boy how time flies! Her son, Ulyssies, is almost five now, and her daughter, Rosalie, is seven months. I have no idea how she makes such beautifully intricate art, while chasing two kids around all day! (I think her secret is that she stays up all night.) Aside from being an extremely talented designer, Jody is an awesome person! She inspires me, and I’m so glad to have her as a friend.