The Halie & Co. Story
Hi Friends! My name is Halie and I am the owner, maker, and curator behind Halie & Co. Growing up my whole family was creative and always supported me following my dreams. (I mean the all pink outfit! Its so funny because now of days I wouldn't wear bright pink let alone from head to toe!)
Jewelry making all started for me in 2010 when I took my first metal-smithing class as a freshman in high school. I was instantly hooked and wanted to make more and more.
So thats what I did! I attend the University of Wisconsin- Madison and studied ceramics and metal smithing. (I was so proud of this elephant! The head was riveted and could move up and down!)
After graduating college with a degree in metal-smithing it was time to share my happiness creating jewelry. But instead I leaped into a corporate job in retail. I LOVED my job and felt so creative but corporate life just wasn't for me.
I turned towards what made happy and I started to create. I would reach out friends and family and make custom beaded jewelry in my living room of my apartment in Milwaukee, WI.
Connecting with people and making jewelry for them really inspired me. I was making pieces for events and bridesmaids and hearing that people loved the jewelry so much they would wear it all the time. In 2019 I decided to launch Halie & Co. which was then H & Co. as a way to share my passion for creating jewelry with the world. I wanted to create for as many people as possible.
I went with the manta that we would be "handmade for your every day" I wanted to Halie & Co. to be a welcoming place where everyone could find high quality jewelry that is unique to their style and fits their budget.
Since 2019 we have elevated Halie & Co. to all 14K Gold filled and Sterling Silver Jewelry. I have had more fun and taken more creative liberty making the pieces you see. I want you to feel that your Halie & Co. pieces were made for you, and let you express your fun and funky side!
There are no rules to jewelry and you have the freedom to mix and match your pieces, this is everyday jewelry. From stud earrings to chunky chains and stacker rings, Halie & Co. has become a collection of silver and gold jewelry that is always made to make you feel your best everyday.
Since our launch, I have expanded my offerings to add other self-care items to compliment every lifestyle from candles to hair clips. I was also lucky enough to have my wonderful mother, who is actually the reason why I started taking classes and making jewelry in the first place by my side in this business! She makes wonderful work as well, read about her below!
About Krista C Designs
I started my jewelry line by designing my signature bracelets, where I found the perfect melding of silver, brass, and copper to design one of a kind pieces. I then ventured into designing necklaces, earrings, and rings to round out my collection.
I truly have found my passion in being able to transform metal and stone into one of a kind jewelry. I hope you enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I enjoyed making it for you. Shop Krista C Designs here!