Some things are just destiny.
It started in 2001. I had just moved back to America after living 3 years abroad. My clothing and jewelry were on a slow boat back to the US and I wanted to wear something new. So, with little money to spend, I went into a bead store to see if I could make myself something to wear, and like a bee to honey - I was hooked! The colors, the shapes, the possibilities - I could not get enough! So I made some jewelry for myself, figuring it out as I went along - and to my surprise - people liked it enough to want to buy it!
Then there is that whole long story about the fashion industry and NYC and being put in a runway show in NYC and winning awards.... but those details I can go into later.....suffice to say - people liked Double Happiness and from the beginnings of working in my garage - to sales in over 500 stores worldwide, Double Happiness Jewelry & Home has grown into a brand known for its high quality, unique designs and celebrity support.
I enjoy working with mixed media and often create using natural, textured leather, hammered metals, thick gold and silver wire, silks, and organically cut semi precious gemstones.
Our designs sell to and have sold in stores like; Anthropologie, Free People, Nordstrom, Calypso, Olive & Bettes,Nordstrom, Fred Segal, Fenwicks London, and more both nationally and internationally.
The line has been featured widely in print and online publications including Allure, Bridal Guide, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, Instyle, Marie Claire, Nylon, People, Sports Illustrated, Tatler, Teen Vogue, Town & Country, Vogue, W, Women's Wear Daily and other major national and international magazines. Celebrity fans include Tyra Banks, Victoria Beckham, Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Elizabeth Hurley, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Kate Moss, Oprah, and Britney Spears.
There are still days where I have to pinch myself and think, “ is this really my life? How did a girl with no experience in jewelry manufacturing create this?” All I can think of is that I was meant to do this - this is my destiny - and I am deeply grateful that I get to connect with so many people on so many levels through my creations.
If you are in San Diego we would love to see you at our retail location where we have jewelry, clothing and home decor!
Located in Point Loma, within Liberty Public Market -
2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106