I started II Embers with the idea that I would focus on bracelets, but when my best friend, Katie, asked me to design earrings for her wedding I thought “Why not?!” I sat down at my workstation and starting brainstorming and I came up with three ideas that worked perfectly. On the day of her wedding she gave the bridal party the earrings including myself and they went off without a hitch. Seeing the bridal party wearing them gave me the biggest smile. I had finally created something that people loved and actually wanted to wear. I used to work for another jewelry company and I never felt gratification for anything I created, but at this point everything has changed thanks to one of my longest friendships. Now it is time to design earrings and bracelets for another friends wedding!