Women's History Month- Why My Grandmother Is Our Inspiration for Our Shop

One of the questions I get a lot during shows is people asking me if I am Ellery.
I am not Ellery but I was inspired by one.
Vintage photo of my Grandmother
Ellery is my Grandmothers name and she is the inspiration for this shop.
Old earrings that break she keeps and turns them into pendants for a necklace. Clothing gets patched instead of thrown away.
In these moments I learned about re-purposing. Just because something broke does not mean that As I sat down to write this I am realizing just how much she has influenced Ellery. Not only is she the inspiration but she has also directed our guiding principles.
Ellery values Community, reuse and repurpose/ restyle, cherishing the things we have, and learning and sharing the story behind the products.
Re-working, repurposing, and surrounding herself with beautiful things is something my Grandmother has done her whole life. It is something that I would love to aspire to.
I went over to my Grandparent's house before the pandemic started and my Granddad was telling me that my Grandmother always gets compliments when she is out at the grocery because she likes to accessorize with her jewelry.
She said,
“Well, I have it all upstairs, I’m not just going to let it sit there!”
Wearing the things that bring you joy makes the days and moments feel more special. Cherishing the pieces of jewelry that you have is a great way to make the days feel a little more special.
When I look at my jewelry, my clothes, and my apartment, the things that I love most have a story behind them. A story makes the purchase more special. We love supporting other women-owned businesses because we all become a part of each other’s story and create a connection.
My 90 year old grandmother is a monochromatic pale blue outfit

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