As a little girl, playing in my Mother's and Grandmother's jewelry boxes was one of my favorite things to do. By the time I was a teenager, I was taking apart jewelry and remaking it to suit my own personal style.
I grew up in Atlanta, GA and studied Fashion Merchandising at The American College for the Applied Arts. After college I worked in the corporate world for many years. I was earning a good living but for sure not following my dreams. In my free time, I began taking jewelry making classes and in 2009 I established Stephanie Quinlan Designs. My creative side was finally back on track!
Everywhere I go I find inspiration...people, places, but most especially in nature. I love working with all gemstones but my top two favorites are pyrite and labradorite. Making jewelry is so much more than a job for me. It is my life. It is my absolute passion. Every piece has been created and made by me, including the soldering. It is truly handmade.
I believe that jewelry allows us to show who we are and is a way to display our individuality. For this reason, many of my pieces are one-of-a-kind, just as we are. My wish for each wearer is that not only will they feel more unique and beautiful but will also gain inspiration to follow their dreams too!!
'I am going to make everything around me beautiful -that will be my life.' -Elsie De Wolfe