Athens, AL, USA
200 West Washington Street
Telling your story, one piece at a time through unique, wearable works of art, using natural stones or a piece that has special meaning to you.
I’ve always had a hunger to know people’s stories, their why. When one of my passions was family history research, it was never about dates and details, but digging to try to understand who these people were, to make sure they were remembered. As a girl, I loved digging through my mother’s “turquoise” chest. I remember being in awe at how unique each piece was, how every stone was different, like it had a life of its own, its own story. (I’m pretty sure that’s where my fascination with turquoise came from) At heart, I’ve always wanted to be a story teller, but not my story, to tell other’s stories.
Design inspiration flows from nature, history, the true uniqueness of each stone and the passion to help others tell a little bit about who they are or about one of their “rites of passage”. It is a gift from God, a way to share something my son loved with others, to touch the lives of other strong women who have overcome or are in the process of overcoming their own knocks from life. I have been honored to work with other moms to create a one of a kind piece using a special stone, birthstone or symbol that had meaning to their child and I’ve been excited to work with brides-to-be to design a unique compliment for their special day and with others for many other occasions in-between. For each, the mission has been for me to get to know who they are, what makes them one of a kind and then create something that allows them to display it proudly.
You’ll never feel lost in the crowd when wearing a WV3 Designs original. Need inspiration? If you have a special piece in mind, let’s talk about how to bring it to life. Or, maybe one of the pre-made pieces speaks to you and tells part of your story. Each piece is made knowing it will find its way home to just the right person. Whether it’s custom or something from one of the existing collections, you know it’s as unique and special as you are.