Made in the USA
At Dandelion, our philosophy is to provide our customers with hand-crafted accessories sourced honestly from around the globe. More than half of the artists that we carry are located in the United States. In honor of the 4th of July, we would like to commemorate the Declaration of Independence by highlighting a few of our artists located in the United States.
At Ananda Khalsa’s studio, they hand make each piece in their sun filled studio in an old mill building in Northampton, Massachusetts. Each luminous gemstone is handpicked for its exceptional qualities, and recycled metals are used to create the pieces. Ananda hand paints each of the tiny paintings, and pairs them with the loveliest of gems.
Art By Any Means jewelry is designed by Vanessa Gilbert in Rockport, MA and hand crafted by local townspeople. Each year they offer two distinct collections, making each piece unique and only available for a limited time. Gilbert hand-selects an array of crystals and gemstones including smokey quartz, freshwater pearls, carnelian, lapis, cape amethyst, and dravite tourmaline to form her beautiful designs.
August Nine Designs jewelry is designed and created by Austin Titus. All of her jewelry is crafted by herself in her home studio. Titus uses an array of semi precious stones, selected for color, character and sometimes even imperfections. Everything she create starts with a sheet of metal, a coil of wire or a block of wax waiting to be carved.
For 50 years, Carla Corp. has continued its journey as a family owned and operated American Made Company. At Carla, they live by four standard principles: Quality, Service, Trust, and Dependability. All of their manufacturing is done in their main factory located in East Providence, RI or their Los Angeles, CA Design Studio.
Christina’s collections is a perfect balance of understated elegance and whimsical designs. It can be worn everyday but is also the perfect accent for the big moments of your life. Each piece of jewelry is made from start to finish by Christina and her team of 6 talented women. Christina works hard to create well-designed, quality pieces.
Ed Levin Jewelry, Inc., considered the oldest and largest hand-crafted jewelry manufacturer in the United States, is owned by the family and currently sells to hundreds of retail shops throughout the country. Ed said, “The diversity and richness of the natural world and all of the peoples who have inhabited it will always inspire both art and jewelry.” Even after Ed Levin’s passing in 2008, his wife along with their kids are still carrying his legacy and sharing it through the art of uniquely-crafted jewelry.
J & I Jewelry is designed by Ian Gibson and his wife, Jessica. J & I Jewelry is completely handmade in a wonderful studio in the heart of Philadelphia. Completely self-taught in the art of jewelry fabrication, Ian’s fascination with metals formed from a schooling in geology and a desire to work with his hands. Combining sterling silver and 14kt gold fill metals with gemstones and pearls he seeks to create designs that are organic and have an artisanal essence.
Lulu Designs is a team of talented artisans and bench jewelers that create the Lulu Designs and Luxe collection in Sausalito, California. Together, they create original castings of the finest, sustainably sourced metals, fitting them with precious gemstones and working to create forever jewelry – pieces to be passed down, mother to daughter, throughout families, friendships, and generations.
Serbian-born designer Mashka uses traditional European craftsmanship and an organically influenced, Eastern aesthetic to handcraft necklaces, bracelets and cuffs, earrings, and rings that are equal parts tough and feminine. We love the undulating shapes, especially of her Pods collection, which mixes silver and gold vermeil with gemstones in a wide range of vibrant colors, and her mixed-metal pieces, which have an edgy, sculptural quality.
Founded by Julie Stark in 2011, Point No Point features jewelry that is meticulously hand-crafted with the highest quality conflict-free diamonds as well as eco friendly recycled metals.The name Point No Point comes from the name of Pudget Sound’s oldest lighthouse in Washington, Julie’s home state and current location of her studio.
Polly Wales jewelry marries classic design with vibrant, playful colors and imperfect, organic forms. They are known for their signature “cast-not-set” process and rough luxe aesthetic. Each piece is handcrafted using responsibly sourced materials and recycled gold in Downtown Los Angeles.