A few years ago we started carrying these super cool beaded bracelets and necklaces that were handmade by a designer, Ronda Smith. All of our employees LOVED them the moment we opened our first shipment and our customers just couldn't get enough of them. Ronda Smith's jewelry is now one of our best selling jewelry lines in the Rosemary Beach location and we like to think of her pieces as jewelry candy!! Ronda Smith is such an inspiring woman and designer that we wanted all of our customers to know a little bit about her and what better way to do that than a personal interview with Ronda herself. Read below to get to know one of our favorite designers!
What inspired you to start designing jewelry?
After being diagnosed with cancer, a dear friend gave me a bracelet with a religious medal. I loved it and decided to make myself several more to wear with it. I had friends ask me to make more for them and then stores started to request them as well!
At what age did you know you wanted to be designer?
I've always been interested in art and anything creative. I went to college for graphic design and ended up designing jewelry about 6 years ago.
Where do you get your inspiration/ideas for new pieces?
I get inspired everyday from something! Coming up with new designs is the easiest part of my job.
Where is your favorite place to design/make your jewelry?
I have a studio in my home where I get to work with awesome girls and see my family. We laugh constantly. It's the best environment!
Which is your favorite quote?
Laughter is the best medicine.
Favorite clothing designer?
I don't have a favorite designer. I love Free People and Johnny Was.
Your Celebrity Crush?
Your favorite city to visit?
I love Nashville
I love ALL music, but my favorite is country!
Something surprising about you?
I can clog!
All of Ronda Smith's pieces are made from vintage holy medals and antique charms, re-used copper metals and natural gemstones! For orders or more information please contact us at Sales@WearWillow.com