A Story of Collateral Beauty
EPJ is inspired by both the joy and suffering of my own life. In my twenties I lost my brother, my only sibling, and it rocked my family to its core. Less than a year later my husband and I welcomed our first child into the world. In that short time I experienced the greatest sorrow and the greatest joy imaginable.
Several years and two more babies later I launched EPJ with a vision of offering love, light, and inspiration for people to share. Life surprised me. I turned my focus from an engineering career to a path following my creative heart.
My earliest memories of jewelry are playing dress up with my grandmother in her stashes of makeup and jewelry. With a passion to create and learn, my husband and I found ourselves in silversmithing class date nights (pre-kids of course, evenings are now filled with dance class and lacrosse practice).
One holiday season, I found myself creating pretty little inspirational jewelry gifts – and the vision of our brand was born. The EPJ brand has grown into a family business, as Richard and I now work as a team, spreading love, inspiration, and celebration of family.
Designing from a personal and thoughtful place in my heart I start each day with a deep gratitude for my life and my family, and tend to the quiet ache of loss in my heart. I imagine everyone around waking to their own joys and loss – and I strive to inspire these tender pieces of your heart.
I create jewelry to celebrate your story; life’s collateral beauty.