Recently I met Briana Ellison who owns a boutique and designs a jewelry line named Briana Rene.After visiting with her at her store a few weeks ago, it was only fitting to meet up with her again at her home in Laguna Beach where her jewelry work station is set up. She began designing and handcrafting her jewelry line about 3 years ago and has since opened up her own boutique at the OC Mart Mix.
The store is super cute and well put together. She carries a bunch of great clothing and jewelry lines along with her own. I spoke to Briana about her buying process as she makes it out to MAGIC/PROJECT in Vegas twice a year to find the best new collections to fit her boutique.
On top of everything else, Briana also creates custom wedding jewelry and designs some pretty unique pieces for bridal parties. I love this idea and think it'd be a pretty fun little niche to be in.
It was cool to not only see some of the pieces from her line, but to also check out her individual style and other influences. Her personal jewelry collection was pretty awesome and I love how she displayed it on her DIY crafted wall frame.
Anyway, pretty fun chatting it up with Briana - she's super talented and I'm excited for her and all the things that she has going on. Next time you're in Costa Mesa, make sure to pop into her store and say 'Hi'. Also, thanks to Karli for setting everything up.