I started collecting vintage jewelry for our seven-year old daughter Riley when she was born, knowing there would be a time when she would want to play "dress up" while she danced her way to an imaginary costume ball. Since neither of her dads wear jewelry, we searched thrift stores, antique stores, and asked friends and family for jewelry that they didn’t use. Within just a few short months we had collected a treasure chest of amazing jewels.
As our daughter grew, she picked out the jewels she wanted to keep, and I decided to try my hand at crafting a one-of-a-kind adult necklace in early 2013. Riley wanted to watch, and before I knew it, she was helping me create the first Gunner & Lux necklace.
My first necklace was a success, and quickly after my necklaces began selling on-line and in local boutiques. Riley continued to show a knack for making jewelry, so after dinner she and I worked on the necklaces together. Using her fine motor skills, she learned how to tie knots, use pliers, and tweezers as she developed her own line of necklaces for little fashionistas!
....and that is how Gunner & Lux and LITTLE LUX was born!