We’ve all had those days when we’re rushing around trying to get ourselves and the kids (and maybe the husband too) ready and out of the house on time. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, our shoes are the same color and our top even matches our pants. With one last glance in the mirror, we remember to grab that necklace or set of bangles that helps to boost our confidence and add the finishing touch before walking out the door. The unique and creative designs of the jewelry from EllenL can add that extra spark to any outfit; the bold colors and strong stones complement anything from a classic business suit to a trendy top.
Originally from New Orleans, Ellen traveled to Sewanee for college and moved to Los Angeles after graduation, where she apprenticed under jewelry designers Melinda Maria and Chan Luu. While in L.A., she also studied various techniques of design at UCLA. After California, it was on to South Carolina, where she spent valuable time apprenticing for her remarkable aunt, Melanie Mauldin, and her expanding fashion jewelry business, Handpicked. Today she’s back home in New Orleans, doing what she loves.
In Ellen’s own words, she describes her business as “EllenL exudes my ideas of fun, fashion and friendship. When I create a piece, I think of the woman who will soon wear it: confident, fun-loving, maybe a bit risk-taking, always bold to express herself in her own unique style and personality!”
We are excited that one of you will win a $50 gift card from EllenL! All launch week giveaway winners will be announced on Saturday, August 18th.