I love jewelry that tells a story. When I was 16 years old, I went on a trip to Greece and I bought a ring from a small jewelry maker in Mykonos. The small, gold banded ring has become like a good luck charm to me, and I have worn it everyday for the last five years. Since my trip, I have been fascinated with handmade jewelry, and in awe of handmade jewelry designers. Recently, I found out about Caroline Jones, a graphic design student at TCU. Her handmade jewelry has become quite popular, not just at TCU but around Fort Worth, as well. With each piece being one of a kind, it’s easy to see why people love her jewelry.
Name: Caroline Jones
Role: Student Jewelry Designer
CollegeFashionista: How did you start making jewelry?
Caroline Jones: I started because I wanted a few new necklaces, and when I couldn’t find anything reasonably priced that was exactly what I wanted, I just made them myself! After that, I began making things for my friends and eventually selling them on Instagram.
CF: What is your favorite thing about making jewelry?
CJ: I love finding new things to put together. A lot of the time, I just buy a bunch of pendants and a bunch of beads, then rearrange everything like a puzzle until I find combinations I like.
CF: Will you continue to make jewelry after college?
CJ: I don’t think I will necessarily pursue jewelry as a career, but it’s definitely a hobby and one I’d like to continue to do on the side.
CF: What do you think makes your jewelry unique?
CJ: I think people have a hard time finding mid-range prices for jewelry in stores, so buying it on Instagram takes out the middle man and keeps the prices affordable.
Learn More: To get your hands on a piece of Caroline’s jewelry, visit her Instagram. Contact information is in her bio!