Freshly Launched :: Tippy Stockton
Launched :: Patricia Mackey
LaunchHER Says :: Seriously swoon-worthy jewels when vintage meets urban. Perfect for uptown AND downtown!
In HER Words : In 2009, I embarked on a journey that I never thought possible. This journey has been one of faith, healing, and love. In 2009, after the loss of both of my parents within months of each other, I had the daunting challenge of lifting myself out of depression. Having quit my job with the intent of being a caretaker for my Mom, I found myself without a job or a focus. A broken down garden shed in our back yard made way for a new structure . . . a creative studio surrounded by lilacs and hydrangeas – a place for me to find my way back.
In August 2009, Tippy Stockton Jewelry was born. I fell in love with jewelry design years ago, perhaps by the influence of a wide and varied design background. I had always loved dabbling with beads, but had never imagined that I could make a living creating jewelry. After my Mom passed away and I inherited her jewelry box, I was brought back to a time when I was a little girl playing dress up with sparkly jewelry and high heeled shoes that belonged to my Mom and Grandmother. But the thing that stood out in this jewelry box was a collection of Rosary Beads from when my Mother was a Nun. Yes, true story. I knew at that moment that I wanted to somehow incorporate this look into my designs – in a way to honor my faith, but also a way to honor my Mother. In October 2009, the unthinkable happened – Lucky Magazine featured a pair of my earrings in their magazine. I guess you could say the rest is history.
My love of anything Vintage is the cornerstone of my little business. A cast off locket or a rusty skeleton key have found a way to embellish a necklace, but also tell a story. It makes me giddy to think that I can give new life to something old. I love surprising a young bride with a gorgeous wedding ensemble, or a special necklace to commemorate an important event in someone’s life, or just a pair of sparklers to wear to a Christmas party. Creating for my clients who enjoy wearing handmade jewelry is what makes my job so special.