Do any of you have a go-to set of earrings that are pretty much guaranteed to work with whatever it is you have on? I definitely have a pair, and they are my EAU (pronounce “oh”) gold hoops. They’re simple and go with almost any level of dressiness! I first found out about EAU and made my first EAU purchase from Blithe and Vine several years ago and have loved the brand ever since! Quick story- I was actually wearing my EAU hoops when my water broke with Lily Ryan, so when we got to the hospital and they told me to take off all my jewelry, I handed my earrings to Price, he set them in the bathroom, and they totally vanished! So, of course, I had to get a new pair! 😉
Emily Brown is the designer behind the brand and she was so kind to do a little Q&A with me so we could all get to know more about her and her beautiful brand! Be sure to read til the end… You won’t be sorry!
How long have you been making jewelry and how did you get into it?
I started 6 years ago making jewelry, and I started by seeing jewelry that I loved and thought, I think I can do that… I would wear my pieces and would get stopped by strangers. So I started making more and more!
Tell us about your pieces… How would you describe the style of your items?
I would say my most of my line is very minimalistic and basic (I love simple hammered wire) and I think it is beautiful and classic. It never really goes out of style. I also love bracelets, so I love creating fun stackable bracelets and these are a little more trendy and fun!
Do you have a favorite piece in your collection?!
My favorite pieces are probably the hoops and threaders because they are my best seller and I feel like keep me in demand. But honestly I wear my beautiful mess and infinity studs the most and a wire wrap ring that will make a debut in November.
What do you love most about making jewelry?
I love making jewelry because it is a creative release for me from stress and a crazy day. Also it allows me to give back to organizations that I support! (More on that later!)
Where can people purchase your pieces?!
People can purchase at Holiday Handworks on November 18 and 19th at the Mississippi Trade Mart.
Tell us a little about YOU! Where you’re from, about your family, what you like to do on the weekends… That sort of stuff! 🙂
I am from Clinton, MS but I have lived in Los Angeles and Houston, TX. I have worked in product development for home fragrance, wholesale clothing and handbag line, and merchandising. My husband’s name is Wayne and I have two sweet babies, Moses, who is 3, and Aiden, who is 1. My time most revolves around them and I love taking them to the park or on family walks around the neighborhood. I also love pottery which has led to my collaboration with A. Shelby pottery. Sweet tea and chocolate chip cookies are my vices.
Anything else we need to know?!
EAU was created to give back and I donate at least 10% and sometimes more to different causes. I have donated to Living Water International (EAU is french for water, since it started as a passion for providing clean water to developing countries), UMC children’s hospital neurology department, helping families with adoption, and Compassion international where I sponsor the coolest little boy!
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Thank you, Emily!!
Now for the cherry on top!! YOU get a chance to win a pair of EAU hoop earrings! I seriously love mine so I’m thrilled that one of you will end up with a pair too! (And of course, if you’re able to, you should go check out Emily’s pretties in person at Handwords in a couple of weeks! These items make fabulous gifts.)