Growing up on a ranch in the scenic views of Montana led to Aleda's lifelong search for beauty, constantly being curious and fascinated by old things. Fiddling with broken things, using her hands to fix items, had always come naturally for her, so entering the jewelry business didn't seem complete without delving into crafting, designing and hands-on repair work.
Aleda traveled from Virginia to Tennessee for an intense jewelry school training from the New Approach School for Jewelers where she completed the Comprehensive Bench Jeweler program. From there, she began designing her own line which combines old motifs with a modern way of wearing them. Aleda's work reflects her passion for ancient adornment, vintage jewelry, and love for nature.
She is currently creating new pieces for her line and learning the lost art of enameling, which she has been including in her latest work.
Each piece is handmade by Aleda in her small Virginia-based workshop.
If you'd like to customize or have a unique request, feel free to reach out.
10 Questions with Aleda:
Three words that describe your style:
I asked my husband to answer this one. His response, “Ummm.....you look pretty?” ????
License to Wed and The Sandlot
When you're not thinking about jewelry:
I don’t understand the question.... just kidding! Spending time with my family or knitting.
Egypt then Scotland
If you had one wish, what would it be:
I have too many to choose just one!
What's on your playlist:
Billie Holiday, Disturbed, Brandi Carlisle, Louis Armstrong
Do you have children:
Sapphires, Moonstones and Rubies!