I often find myself inspired by looking at what came before my time in order to push myself forward. My line is a unique blend of vintage and modern. I love to see old with new and feminine curves with clean angles. I love juxtapositions and am a firm believer that in design, opposites can be very attractive together.
More importantly, I am inspired by you, my client and creative influence. As corny as it sounds, I believe that jewelry has magical powers. Your favorite piece can transform a plain outfit into a memorable one, lifting your mood in a split second. Its versatility is incredible as well. When you can wear the same piece of jewelry that you wore on your wedding day with your favorite t-shirt and jeans, you know you have found yourself a special piece of jewelry.
I marvel at the fact that I get to be the one to adorn you, my muse, with the gift of confidence and satisfaction. To me, designing jewelry is about more than making pretty things. My desire is for you to feel authentic and beautiful and for you spread all of these feel-good-vibes around when you wear my pieces!
Adorning others is a part of my being. I have always had a zeal for creating and being a hands-on artist. It was my love for tactile things and adornment that led me to my college, Savannah College of Art and Design, where I discovered my passion for designing. After graduating with a B.F.A. in Jewelry and Objects, I designed accessories for Lilly Pulitzer, until I took a leap of faith and decided to start my own company which is how Lilli Dokken came into being.
Growing up with a mother as an interior designer has been a huge influence on my process. It was her love for vintage objects that made me see the value in things from our past. I knew from the start that I wanted to incorporate vintage components in my work as much as possible. When jewelry holds a piece of history, it distinguishes itself and the individual wearing it.
I use a combination of materials that vary between new and old glass stones, Czech & German stones, as well as Swarovski stones with a base metal of plated brass. Sourcing these materials is almost too fun - I feel like I am digging for treasures. I strive to keep the jewelry process as local as possible.
All Lilli Dokken products are assembled by hand here in the USA. I have high standards for my line and check each piece personally before it is shipped off to its new home.