Kristin Michelle Taddeucci
Over the years I have learned one thing… I was born to create! My passion for design started as a child. I would often find myself immersed in the creative processes of hand making jewelry using anything I could get my hands on. In addition to making jewelry, I would often bead hand-sewn designs on my backpacks for school and reconstruct swimwear (and I would always wear my new creations to the pool in the summer). Even as a young girl I liked to stack and wear every piece of jewelry I had in my possession. Of all of my hobbies, creating jewelry was the “thing” I liked to do the most.
I am a self-taught designer and that is one very unique aspect of what I do. I have no formal training whatsoever. Everything I create is an inspiration or idea in my head. I love the process of connecting my designs to my heart and who I am at the core. My work is an extension of who I am and my designs are a reflection of what I stand for; class, creativity, confidence, boldness and style.
I have always been influenced by high fashion and as a young adult was signed with a prestigious modeling agency in Chicago. I enjoyed the experience that I received with modeling as it has given me great insight into the fashion world.
My style icons are the classic beauties of Old Hollywood. As a young girl, I grew up watching old movies like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (still my #1 favorite movie). I marveled at the class and style of actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Grace Kelly. I have always admired the boldness, style and class of these iconic women. My handmade creations are designed with these stylish women in mind as they portray the essence of my brand.
My vision throughout this process has been to create a luxury, quality brand that embraces simplicity and boldness while maintaining attainable prices and great quality. I hope you enjoy my jewelry as much as I have enjoyed hand creating it for you!