Ann Carol Designs was created in 1985 in Nyack, NY by two friends Ann and Carol who wished to design a contemporary jewelry line with a painterly aesthetic. Ann and Carol found that working with epoxy resin colors(an air dry process) accented the sterling silver(their metal of choice to work with) and made it come alive! I began working in their studio as a design assistant in 1999 until 2008 when I bought the business after Carol (Ann had left the business by then) retired.
Over the years the Ann Carol Art Jewelry collection has grown and evolved as I continue to explore and push the boundaries of metal and resin. Using sterling silver as a canvas, the resins are applied by hand and allowed to air dry. Meticulous care is taken to ensure that every detail of Ann Carol Designs jewelry is special and something to be treasured. Some pieces may take several drying cycles to fuse the colors into an intricately beautiful piece of wearable art!
I have also begun incorporating Argentium silver into some of my designs. It is a purer form of silver, more durable and tarnish resistant! I also use high quality Swarovski Crystal cabochons in many of my designs as well as 14k gold filled findings as accents.
I am excited to be a part of the bustling creative center of Bethlehem, PA where I enjoy working out of my home studio! I am a one woman show and all pieces are made to order by me personally from start to finish. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, gardening, caring for my studio corgi Sam, and painting Fantasy Miniatures.
Thank you for visiting my shop and hope you enjoy browsing my online store!