The Birth of Venus Collection

The Venus collection was my debut collection and it came about in a very special way. I was staying for the weekend at the beach and while I was there a big storm came through. After it passed shells were scattered all over the beach and it seemed like a sign to me. I began collecting them and imagining them in gold and silver and with pearls. 
Have you ever had an idea you just couldn't stop thinking about?  Well that's what this was. I was designing women's footwear at the time and thought this was just a passing idea.  Finally months went by and I realized I needed to do something about all of my jewelry ideas.
Named for the mythical birth of Venus and Botticelli's famous painting, the collection reimagines these stories and symbolizes transformation and rebirth. Because sometimes, beautiful things come after a storm.
-Lauralyn Renn