This is Katie and Elise.
We wanted to revisit a favorite of ours, blogger and jewelry designer for Eli & Barry, Lily.
This is Lily.
I’m writing to you because I feel like you care about the same things that I do: supporting beautiful brands that are ethically produced. I launched my jewelry business over a year ago after touring the Colorado-based factory that would eventually manufacture about half of my jewelry line. My late grandfather originally owned that factory and he acquired it with a specific hope and vision: that jewelry production would never be outsourced to China. But he was wrong. A lot of jewelry manufacturers outsource a part or all of their production. But, with my jewelry line, I wanted to return to his original vision; to have everything produced in house in Colorado Springs, Colorado where the factory is based.
Last summer, I started venturing into hand made pieces and incorporating those pieces into my line. The newest collection contains thirteen pieces that I designed and made by hand. I stayed true to my love of simplicity and minimalism while playing with design themes of disruption and the juxtaposition between organic and industrial. I love being able to combine my passion for having pieces produced by my grandfather’s factory, as well as incorporating pieces that I’ve made with my own hands. Eli & Barry jewelry is meant for everyday wear. These pieces become wardrobe favorites and once they grace your earlobe or neck, they don’t often leave.
We love her new collection. The pieces, and the story behind them, are both so beautiful! Can't wait to show off our new favorites...