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Pieces of a Girl Jewelry

Pieces of a Girl Jewelry

Jewelry with Soul

Pieces of a Girl Jewelry was started in 2002 by Lizzy Flanagan, an artist, entrepreneur and texture junkie.  Her collection is comprised of fresh, lovely palettes of stones and pearls, fancy findings, and details and accents.  Pieces of a Girl Jewelry is current but timeless as they offer simple and classic pendants, earrings, and bracelets that will be “treasured now, later, and always.”  Her clients range from designers, attorneys, and authors to executives, entrepreneurs, and moms.  Lizzy is an avid supporter of nonprofit projects and organizations, in particular those supporting the arts.  She generously contributes her jewelry and time to auctions and other fundraising efforts.  Pieces of a Girl Jewelry is unique from other designers because of the things she writes, the symbolism of the charms used, and intent behind the pieces.  One consistent piece of feedback from clients is that there is an emotional pull to the designs as her new stacked pendants are quite popular. 

The idea to start her own jewelry line resulted from a six-week cross-country trip with her cousin, who started wearing what Lizzy created and became attached to those designs.  Six months later, her cousin picked out stones from a bead stone and asked Lizzy to create a necklace to honor their trip.  When Lizzy presented the necklace to her cousin for Christmas, she loved the piece and insisted that Lizzy turn her Pieces of a Girl Jewelrytalent and ideas into a business.  Lizzy says, “I had dreamed of building a career from my own creativity, so it was a defining moment for me, and the start of the Pieces of a Girl concept.”  While Pieces of a Girl Jewelry has many wonderful pieces, we chose our favorites to share.  The Howlite Charm Bracelet is a delightful piece made of three strands of gold chains dotted with their signature floral charms and aqua howlite.  The delicate gold charms and the bright aqua stones gives this pieces a nice contrast.  This comfortable and lightweight bracelet is also available in silver. 

Lizzy has always loved singing, playing piano, drawing, writing and creating crazy things with beautiful paper. She also loves making old stuff new again and layering patterned fabrics and textural furniture when designing a room.  She studied communications at Emerson College in Boston and treasured every second she spent there.  After using her degree in her previous career in non-profit, it now comes in handy with marketing, writing, and business planning.  While she took a few classes in metalsmithing and design, she is mostly a self-taught artist. 

Pieces of a Girl JewelryIf you are all about silver, the Mandala and Begin Again Necklace features an etched silver pendant over a sterling pendant medallion with an off center sea pearl along the chain.  The outer etched “mandala” pendant features a thin filigree floral design over a silver medallion that reads "every moment was her chance to begin again..."  For a two-tone combination, Pieces of a Girl Jewelrythe Kimono and Shining Strength Necklace is made of a silver etched pendant over a gold vermeil medallion.  The silver etched “kimono” pendant displays a filigree chrysanthemum flower that gracefully sits over the gold vermeil medallion that reads, “she faced life's challenges with shining strength..."  If you prefer to have the metals switched around, the etched pendant can be made in gold vermeil with the underlying pendant in silver. 

Her favorite items are the Sparrow Pendant for its symbolism as it represents completion of a journey and other things.  The “L” Pendant for “luck with always find you” is a new grouping for Lizzy, but something she has wanted to do for ages.  She loves this piece because it is a monogram with meaning.  For earrings, the Time Earrings in gold are her choice because they go with everything she wears.  Also, the Five Petal Earrings in gold with turquoise is her pick for the summer.  Her idea process is a simple combination of ideas that she has not yet tried but is dying to.  She also listens to what her clients want or ask for because that is always a priority for her.  Some of her collection changes but her best sellers continue to meet client demand. Lizzy works with her dedicated and amazing stuff to fill orders and assemble in the studio.  She designs the etched pendants, which are tiny thumbnails of fabrics or objects, and writes “snippets of truth” for them.  Lizzy loves layering sterling and vermeil, and the look of how tiny little sea pearls add elegance.

For earrings, the Silver Moroccan Window Earrings are feminine but simple.  The sterling floral cutouts and etchings are reminiscent of Morocco, while the single miniature pearl drops sitting atop gives it an elegant feel.  These earrings are simple enough to go with a Pieces of a Girl Jewelrypair of jeans but also unique enough to wear with a dress.  As for the future, Lizzy dreams of having an actual storefront in an antique farmhouse in Cambridge, near Harvard Square where she can sell her line and meet with clients on custom designs projects.  Her dream is to have a small barn out back converted into a production studio.  She would add high-end custom lockets, engagement rings and wedding bands to the line as she calls herself an “incurable romantic and congenital optimist.”  She hopes to expand her line to every state and major city in the U.S. and establish a greater international presence. 

Getting to know Lizzy, we learned that she loves tulips and is a semi-professional amateur photographer.  She enjoys collecting old house numbers and vintage postcards, and is addicted to pistachios. Lizzy loves to travel and considers her travels abroad the richest part of her education.  She has traveled to many wonderful countries, but her favorites were Cambodia, Laos, Holland, Belgium and Austria, for the art, landscape and people.  She gets her best ideas when hiking and considers green the original neutral as every flower has a green stem.  Someday, she wants to try scuba diving and return to the Grand Canyon many more times.  Her favorite jewelry designer is Gabriella Kiss for her 18k gold snake bangle and Latin bands stacked with rose cut diamond rings.

Pieces of a Girl was built on word of mouth and has gained popularity over the years.  They have been featured in Bride, Lucky, The Knot and many other great publications.   Her collection is comprised of custom and limited edition pieces and is sold in small boutiques nationwide and abroad, as well as spas and hotel boutiques.  “I value every one of them and feel grateful that so many choose Pieces of a Girl jewelry for their shoppers,” she says. I also sell to some glorious spas and hotel boutiques.  Lizzy parts with some words of wisdom on travel and chasing dreams, “Don’t ever let them tell you that it is too often, too much, too far or for too long. Just go there and be amazed by what you find!”


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