Hello and thanks for your interest in what I do! Well? How did I get here? In 1994 I quit my corporate job and started curling and twisting wire into home accessories. A collection of candle and flower holders, made with recycled glass jars and adorned with beads would become seven years of my life with my best friend Jane as my partner. "LoriJane" - Twisted in California, was my love. When our designs were taken and reproduced by other companies in China and India, my heart broke. We had to shut down the business and turn to something different. LilyGirl Jewelry was born in 2004 with my sister Denise.
While Denise is retired now, I continue creating jewelry in my studio in Cardiff by the Sea, California. I'm inspired daily by the beautiful coastline and a bohemian southern California lifestyle. I love searching for crystals, stones, dorjes and other talismans, and combining them with hand hammered gold wire, chains, and organic touches such as leather, feathers, and sea shells. Collections are small and most jewelry is one of a kind.
My love of style and design led me to expand and create Jewelry for Your Home, bringing me full circle. I call it "Happy House". House blessings and home decor made from all sorts of good juju. And to further delve into atmospheric beauty, I also offer home styling services to help you fall in love with your space.
Who is Lily? My sweet dog of 16 years. She's up in heaven now, but is in my heart every day. See how she touched my life, here.
Every Saturday, rain or shine, I set up a table full of new treasures in downtown San Diego's Little Italy Mercato. I can be found on Cedar street, between State and Union, 8a and 2p.
"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful, that will be my life." Elise de Wolfe