About Us

We're in the final stages of moving from the suburbs of Southern California to the wilds of the Pacific North West, which means all my supplies have been boxed up for the forceable future.  ** My accessories and jewelry will remain available for purchase throughout our adventure, but I won't be able to create new items or old favorites ** 

 

Purple Moon Designs: An On-Going Journey of Love

 

I found my first pair of hair sticks at a craft show in 2001, and completely fell in love. After a few weeks of only the one pair, I needed more variety, but didn’t know where to find them. The internet had not yet evolved into what it is today – the world at our finger tips. The need for more hair sticks led to my first venture inside a bead store where I was able to find what I needed to make my next pair. In my excitement, I sort of over did it with the beads and before I knew it, I had so many hair sticks that I started selling at craft shows and boutiques around town. In time, I have ventured into other types of hair accessories, as well as jewelry, magnets, miniature diorama gardens…

 

I find that I’m inspired by color and shape more than anything else. Being the self-anointed Queen of Organization and a natural designer, I see the world in patterns, shapes, and colors. I’m also a simplest – to me, this is similar to a minimalist, but not so minimal. This, coupled with my dislike of being the center of attention, leads me to create designs that are clean and, well, simple. (all rules of organization and simplicity are out the window when it comes to my over-stuffed studio).

 

All the jewelery and accessories available at Purple Moon Designs are made by me in my little home studio located in the southern tip of Ventura County, California, smack in the middle of suburbia. We enjoy nearly year-long sunshine and a cool breeze from the beach, which is just over the hill.

 

Our home and studio are free of fur, smoke, and fragrance due to allergies, so you can rest assured we won’t be adopting a pack of smoking, perfume spraying chihuahuas any time soon. I can’t say I won’t end up with more birds, especially chickens, but they at least live outside.

 

Enjoy!