Hometown: St. Louis, MO
strong believer in Karma
Fun fact: She did not make her own wedding ring! (that’s bad luck in this industry)
Cassandra attended Maryville University in Town and County, where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts, Metalsmithing. With a background as a graphic designer in a previous life, she is able to combine the two and bring together. The From the Heart line incorporates your own handwriting, drawings, paw prints, or whatever floats your boat and makes it into a beautiful piece of wearable art. Her favorite part about making jewelry is being able to make something special and unique for people to cherish every day. “I have the best job, I get to make people happy!” In her work spare time, yeah right, she enjoys making one of a kind pieces with natural opaque diamonds … mmmmmm diamonds. In her personal spare time (yeah right!) she enjoys her fur babies, family, eating and drinking delicious things, running (and biking) crazy races with crazy friends, traveling to adventurous spots, working with her fiance on their century home and visiting her bad ass daughter in DC – in no particular order.
Teri (aka Mama T, Mama Duck)
Hometown: Florissant, MO
frog petter/fish whisperer
Fun fact: totally on the CBD bandwagon
Teri has a strong background in sales. She’s sold everything … cars, real estate, liquor, art and for the last 18 years jewelry! She not only handles sales, directly with clients and also our wholesale accounts. She’s our master plate maker for the From the Heart handwriting line. She sits down with our clients and helps them design their new favorite piece. “My passion with the handwriting line is helping people create a piece from someone that has passed. It’s a healing process, we share, we create, sometimes there’s a tear, sometimes a prayer. Nothing is as special as these pieces.” In her spare time, she works on her own line – The Mustard Seed, which includes one of a kind things ranging from artistic wall hangings to jewelery. Half of the sale price goes to a Christian charity supporting orphanages in India. In her personal spare time, she loves wine on the lake, late nights with friends on the lake, fishing, kayaking, living on the lake … are you picking up on a theme here? She also bought her first Harley last year, a true wild child.
Hometown: 1/2Kirkwood, 1/2 Defiance, MO
carrier of bear mace
Fun fact: She’s surrounded by boys! Husband Kaare, three sons Avery, Braden, and Alexander.
Not to mention their “horse” dog Weston. “My life is pretty much Star Wars, Lego’s and who peed on the toilet seat?”
Lindsay is a self-taught jewelry maker – lots of trial and error, but some of us learn best that way. We discovered Lindsay 5 years ago, since then she’s been learning on the fly here. Luckily she’s a quick study! Lindsay is a modern day renaissance woman, she does finishing work on the From the Heart pieces, takes in orders from clients and has recently become our social media extraordinaire. She’s our go-to girl for just about everything. Being the only team member that’s not family, we often joke that she’s the adopted – or kidnapped- daughter, either way she loves it. Lindsay’s favorite thing about the studio is the relaxed atmosphere and opportunities to hear people’s stories behind their pieces they often don’t get to share. Everything from lost loves to top secret mafia stories. She also has her own line of jewelry, Lindsay Marie. She incorporates natural stones, copper, and findings from her travels into her pieces. Her newest favorite study is pressing leaves into metal and working with opaque natural diamonds! In her free time, she tries to find excuses to travel, loves backpacking, hiking and camping with her tribe of boys.
Donna (aka Mernie)
Hometown: Park Hills, MO
the glue that holds the family together
Fun fact: We call her Squirrel. She hoards a lot of things away.
Donna is our office enforcer. Holy cow: TURN IN YOUR RECEIPTS. She keeps this place running smoothly -we think. I have no idea what she does all day but it involves, computers, adding machines, invoices, Quickbooks, cash register receipts, cash/change, all things money. In her spare time, she enjoys painting. We sell her paintings in the studio, you should check them out if you haven’t. She paints things she loves as well as things you love, you can commission her to paint just about anything. In her other spare time she likes watching movies with her husband and pug, traveling to their weekend Lake House, hanging out with family and the leisure life of “retirement”.
Holly (aka graphics ninja)
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
all around nut-ball, in a good way
Fun fact: If graphic design didn’t work out being an Astronaut is plan B
Holly is the newest member of our team. We snagged her up just as she was finishing her degree in Graphic Design. She survived our Christmas madness and decided to stick with us! Holly does all things graphic, from scanning, photo editing and laying out proofs for our clients to approve, and completely redesigning our website (which is no small feat). On the occasion we need to dig up our archived jobs we call upon Holly to navigate our time machine, good luck with that! Holly is a riot and always shakes up our day, starting with her wake up kick-your-butt coffee making skills. She may be trying to make us fat by always bringing in munchies and crunchies. In her spare time, which she doesn’t have a lot of while juggling two crazy kids, she enjoys being outside, running, having cocktails around the bonfire and binge watching Netflix. Self-professed guilty pleasure is breaking into her children’s coloring book collection while they are sleeping.