We used to dream big—really big. We were immersed in our careers in the demanding world of corporate finance and insurance where dreams are meant to be big: Big business. Big companies. Big responsibilities. But the place where we found real happiness was traveling, spending time with our children and families.
When Jess lost both of her parents, there was a heavy realization that tomorrow isn’t a guarantee and seemingly small moments are precious. The big dreams we were chasing no longer fit and didn’t allow time to enjoy the small things that made us happy.
That's when we decided to participate in life in a totally different way. So we set out to create a smaller dream—one that would allow us to prioritize happiness and focus on the things we love. Our small dream came to life as we built a brand doing something we enjoyed, with people we loved, in a setting that inspired us.
We now make beautiful jewelry that delights us as much as the people we make it for. When we let go of our big dreams for a small one, we started to enjoy our lives, together and truly happy.
With a team of 20+ amazing, talented people we work side-by-side, making jewelry, creating lives we love. What started out as just the two of us, working at our dining room table, now lives in a beautiful studio in our beloved downtown Eau Claire, WI.
We sometimes can’t believe the happiness our small dream is creating for us and so many others.
Thanks for visiting and helping us make our biggest small dream come true.
Likes: Lavender lattes, gold jewelry, humidity
Dislikes: Winter, soggy cereal, rude people
Hot Take: I dislike Christmas. What’s with all the tree chopping? #savethetrees We should all be doing it.
Likes: Lake life, family vacations, riding sideways
Dislikes: End of summer, blaming others, mushrooms
Hot Take: Ego is good...if you're aware of it
Likes: Buying off brand, anything miniature, Culver’s blue (PMS 7686 C)
Dislikes: Sleeping in, true crime podcasts, ice in drinking water
Hot Take: Miley Cyrus is the voice of our generation.
Likes: Titos at Country Fest, Philadelphia Eagles, Tacos with my dog Bubba
Dislikes: Humidity, broccoli, Dallas Cowboys
Hot Take: Beer is overrated.
Likes: Fresca, dogs, the ocean
Dislikes: Winter, snow, being cold
Hot Take: Drake is overrated
Likes: Sunday morning coffee, volleyball, music
Dislikes: Pajamas in public, butternut squash, wet socks
Hot Take: Newborn babies ARE NOT CUTE. They look like squished aliens. Give it a couple of months for them to get chubby and then they are cute.
Likes: Halloween, yard games, spontateous day drinking
Dislikes: Any white condiment, turtlenecks, plane rides
Hot Take: Shoelaces are not belts
Likes: Carbs with every meal, glueing rhinestones onto anything, my kitten Rico
Dislikes: Early morning workouts, deciding where to eat, waiting
Hot Take: If you listen to a book on tape, you are allowed to say you read it.
Likes: Brown sugar lattes, Christmas, house projects/crafting
Dislikes: Spiders, rude people, being hungry
Hot Take: Mint and chocolate are not meant to be combined.
Likes: Beaches, decorating, plants
Dislikes: Cold weather, olives, confrontation
Hot Take: It’s difficult to express your own opinion nowadays.
Likes: Fountain Sprite, thrifting, themed parties
Dislikes: Gum, belly buttons, lack of effort
Hot Take: Princess Diana’s death was not an accident.
Likes: Taylor Swift, babies, midsummer watermelon
Dislikes: Being cold, forgetting something once you are in bed, clutter
Hot Take: Would love it if ketchup was discontinued.
Likes: Egg rolls, LEGOS, rainy days
Dislikes: Loud chewing, ketchup, scary movies
Hot Take: Summer is the worst
Likes:Olive Garden, fair food, thrifting
Dislikes:Broccoli, spines, being sweaty
Hot take:Home Alone 2 is better than the first Home Alone movie
Likes: Ice cream, warm weather and weekends with her grandparents
Dislikes: Public speaking, sprinkles and coconut
Hot take: Breakfast for dinner is the best meal ever
Likes: Christmas, coffee, pups and The Bachelor
Dislikes: dirty cars, sand in my shoes
Hot Take: The Macy's Day Parade IS Thanksgiving
Likes: Vinyl records, themed parties, dancing at weddings, sunshine
Dislikes: slow drivers, people chomping on ice, intolerant people
Hot Take: ... I can't admit my hot take
Likes: Anything and everything outside: rock climbing, backpacking, general adventure
Dislikes: Peas and pumpkin guts
Hot Take: Breakfast food is overrated
Likes: Motorcycle cruises, being spontaneous, tattoos
Dislikes: Spiders, entitlement, bad drivers
Hot Take: I hate hot coffee--even in the dead of the winter.
Likes: Breakfast foods, drawing, any type of mocha
Dislikes: Onions, horror films, Green Bay Packers
Hot Take: Bangs are bad.
Likes: Magnolia, card games, camping
Dislikes: Seafood, running, a messy house
Hot Take: I don’t love chocolate.
Likes: Ice cream, being on the water, laughing
Dislikes: Cilantro, cleaning the house, scary movies
Hot Take: Writing letters is such a lost art. Remember pen pals?!
Likes: yoga, watching football, anything peppermint flavored
Dislikes: When people driveunderthe speed limit, being interrupted, Halloween
Hot Takes: One Tree Hill will never get old.
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Likes: Baby giggles, dogs, and nature walks
Dislikes: Raisins, arrogance, and crows
Hot Take: I highly enjoy Nickelback
Likes: Taylor guitars, rock climbing, lefse
Dislikes: Rude people, wet socks (don’t we all hate this?), when I see a cute dog and know that I can’t pet it because of “social rules”
Hot Take: You’re not truly enjoying a balcony unless you’re pretending to look over your land because you’re a princess warrior
Likes: Records, the sun (any season), the water (not any season)
Dislikes: General disinterest, wind, Peeps (as in the allegedly edible things)
Hot Take: “The band sounded just like the album” is one of the worst things a person can say about a live performance.
Likes: Sunshine, dirty chais and loud music
Dislikes: Traffic, chipped nail polish and spam phone calls
Hot Take: Kenny Chesney makes great music.
Likes: Coffee shops, hot weather, being outdoors
Dislikes: Salads, inconsiderate people, laziness
Hot take: Ranch dressing is disgusting.
Likes: Margaritas, soft blankets, Hallmark movies
Dislikes: Being cold, impatient people, doing laundry
Hot Take: Pumpkin Spice Lattes are NOT all they’re cracked up to be.
Likes: Coffee dates, warm weather, dots honey mustard pretzels
Dislikes: Flannel shhets, loud chewing, awkward conversations
Hot Take: Subtitles are life
Likes: Gold jewelry, travel, comfy clothes
Dislike: Being cold, scary movies, spiders
Hot Take: I don’t really have a hot take
Likes: Comfy clothes, ice cold lattes, and golden retrievers
Dislikes: Wet hair, burgers, walking across the UWEC bridge on a windy day
Hot take: Oatmilk > cow's milk
Likes: Coffee, my cat, plants
Dislikes: frogs, mayo
Hot Take: Ranch is the best condiment
Likes: Hockey, long hair, snowboarding
Dislikes: coffee, long lines, hot weather
Likes: Iced chai tea, dogs, music
Dislikes: Being cold, school, airplanes
Hot Take: Oatmeal raisin cookies are the best cookies!
Like: Her birthday, bubbl'r drinks, Taylor Swift's new album
Dislikes: Vegetables, waking up early, school water
Hot Take: Taylor Swift isn't taking over the music industry, she is the music industry
Likes: Smoothies, traveling, my momma
Dislikes: Silence, being late, the smell of oranges
Hot Take: I won't drink water unless the water/ice ratio is at least 50:50