A Trip To Loren Hope’s Studio (Plus Vlog!)

A trip to Loren Hope's Studio in Rhode Island | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

My Dream Day at Loren Hope

Ah! This is such a fun post today and I’m so thrilled to finally be able to share it! Loren Barham is a good friend of mine who also happens to be a brilliant jewelry designer and founder of Loren Hope (visit her here).  When she asked me to come and hang out at her studio, I couldn’t say “YES” fast enough! I kept telling all the people in her studio that it literally felt like I was in a dream. To be quite honest, I’ve had a girl crush on Loren for years now and to see her in her element was magic. She is undeniably gifted and it’s an honor to call her a friend! 

One day on the phone, when planning our trip, Loren mentioned that we could make a pair of earrings together if I came up the Rhone Island. I just about had a heart attack. I asked her if we could bring our camera and film our visit so that when she’s SUPER famous (I mean let’s be real, she’s already famous) I will have video proof that we were friends first. She sweetly agreed, but knew no matter what that I was bringing the camera! I mean, come on, everyone wants an obnoxious friend like me, right?! ha! Anyway, we had the best day catching up, playing with gemstones, and creating pretty things. So I hope you enjoy the video… Per usual there are bloopers at the end : )

 

 

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Outfit Details:

Line & Dot Sweater // Talbots Pants // Francesca Boots // Loren Hope Earrings Earrings

 

A trip to Loren Hope's Studio in Rhode Island | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

We started the afternoon looking at her Swarovski collection and dreaming up designs… Sounds dreamy, right? It was.

 

A trip to Loren Hope's Studio in Rhode Island | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com
A trip to Loren Hope's Studio in Rhode Island | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

 

Loren had her new collection laid out and it was so much fun to see as a whole. This collection was inspired by Charleston, SC! See more here!

 

A trip to Loren Hope's Studio in Rhode Island | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

Starting the design process was so much fun. There is definitely a technical side to jewelry design, but the overarching concept is simple. Other than a few helpful tips from Loren, I just mixed and matched until things really started to mesh together. I love the way our creation turned out and these will forever be a pair of earrings I treasure.

 

A trip to Loren Hope's Studio in Rhode Island | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com
A trip to Loren Hope's Studio in Rhode Island | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

I can’t say it enough, it was such a magical day! Thank you so, so much, Loren, for hosting me.

I hope you can jump over to LorenHope.com and see for yourself how amazingly talented she is, and maybe even pick yourself up something you love… I pinky promise you won’t regret it! If you need inspiration, below are a few of my LH favorites.

 

My Favorites From LH

 

 

Outfit Details:

Line & Dot Sweater // Talbots Pants // Francesca Boots // Loren Hope Earrings Earrings

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. February 16, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    The earrings you guys made are absolutely gorgeous! All of her pieces are stunning!

    Hope // Miss Hope Elizabeth

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      Hope! Oh my gosh, thank you! We had the best time. Also, I totally agree with you, everything LH is DREAMY! xo – Ashley Brooke

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