When I first came across Acre Goods jewelry, I immediately fell in love with their beauty, simplicity, and uniqueness.
Michelle designs and hand-crafts each piece from her Brooklyn studio. What started out as a hobby and creative outlet while interning full time in college, has turned into something more – a passion and business. She states, “Physically making the jewelry was just as fun for me as was running the business, so I kept at it as a side project while transitioning out of school and moving to New York. After about a year, I realized that this was what I wanted to pour my heart into, so I jumped out of the production/fashion world and into my apprenticeship as a jeweler. It’s hard to convey how great that decision felt.”
She finds her inspiration from, first – nature and second – confident women. Mix the two together – she wants to design for women who feel connected to the earth and feel powerful when wearing something from it or that resembles it in some way – whether literal or abstract, so she loves working with stones and crystals.
Michelle carves each piece out of wax by hand. Then, a prototype is made in metal and a mold is made from that model. Each piece comes back from the casting house in raw form, and she hand-finishes them in the studio. “There are many steps that go into producing a single piece, and I’ve learned to really value and treasure the process as well as the result.”
Michelle is generously giving Oh So Pretty readers 20% off with the promo code OHSOPRETTY20 on Acre Goods. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!
Images and quotes provided by Michelle Meronek. Promo code OHSOPRETTY20 expires February 24, 2014.