This story begins with a New York hotel room key. Actress and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby, started wearing the hotel key as a necklace while on tour and had the idea to start engraving old, used keys with inspirational words. Realizing that, in a way, we are all like these keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and sometimes discarded by others – she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again.
Caitlin always knew she wanted a charitable dimension to The Giving Keys, and within a few months she found the missing link. On a rainy day walking on Hollywood Boulevard, Caitlin saw a couple named Rob and Cera sitting under an umbrella holding a sign that read Ugly, Broke, & Hungry. Caitlin invited them to dinner, where she serendipitously discovered that Cera made jewelry. This was a magical a-ha moment where Caitlin asked them to be her business partners. Rob and Cera joined the team and started making Giving Keys the very next day.
Step by step, Rob and Cera saved enough money for a hotel room, then an apartment, and then a home to call their own! Today, they are living in San Diego where Rob works for the San Diego Zoo and Cera is also employed.
This was the start of our company's passion to help those who have been affected by homelessness. Read more about our impact here.
Today, The Giving Keys are carried in over 1200 stores in the US and internationally including Nordstrom, Fred Segal and Kitson. We are busier than ever making keys for you – our community. Our products are worn proudly and intentionally by individuals from all walks of life who want to be inspired and touch others with their words.
Born in upstate New York, Heather Charlick studied handmade jewelry design at NYC's Fashion Institute of Technology, where she began her love affair with handcrafted jewelry. After graduating she fled the noise of the city and found her way to the Caribbean Island of St. Martin where she lived on a catamaran, dove for buried treasure & sold her unique handcrafted jewelry on the beach.
Restless for new challenges, she studied silver in Mexico, surfing in Hawaii and French in Paris before returning to the States. Miami Beach was on the verge of being reborn and had everything she loved...the excitement of the city and the warmth of the beach. There she went onto conceptualize & own Bash nightclub with actor Sean Penn and Simply Red's singer Mick Hucknell. This was the predecessor to the original Nikki Beach in Miami which now has locations worldwide.
After settling down and living by the beach in southern California she met the love of her life and got married at the local equestrian center. Once she became a horse owner it was time to look for greener pastures and today she lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her horses Sunny & Libby, her dog Nigel and of course her husband. Her handcrafted rugged & romantic jewelry is now in galleries and boutiques across North America instead of on the beach.
Each handcrafted romantic creation is hand carved with poetic etchings and words of inspiration before being dipped in sterling or 14k gold using several age-old techniques such as lost wax casting. Island Cowgirl Jewelry strives to create not just unique handmade jewelry but "wear forever" keepsakes.
Influenced by her years in the islands and her home out west Heather now devotes her days to creating beauty.
Lenny & Eva's mission is to inspire women of all ages, in all walks of their lives. Each sentiment is selected and designed to encourage women to be brave, live compassionately, and be the best version of themselves. The company is named after founder Kellie Fitzpatrick’s two great-grandmothers, who embodied these characteristics throughout their lives.
We are dedicated to creating jobs in our community and in our country. Through hard work, the Lenny & Eva family is proud to offer an inspiring collection of jewelry that is not only designed in the USA, but also entirely Made in the USA. Our home office in Baxter, Tennessee houses our customer service center, warehouse and design center. From there, designs are sent to craftsmen in Rhode Island who bring them to life. Each piece is carefully crafted using only the highest quality materials.
Our vision and purpose are much greater than just being a fashion accessory. We are inspired by your stories and your reasons for choosing us. With Lenny & Eva, Your Collection is Your Story®, and we are excited to be a part of yours. We are committed to evolving our brand to include fresh designs each season, but always staying true to our roots. We thank you for your support and are happy you are part of the Lenny & Eva Family.
Moonglow jewelry is a hand-crafted specialty line that has cultivated a loyal following with its unique concept that brings jewelry to life! Each piece of Moonglow Jewelry has a personality, message and personal significance. What is most rewarding to us is that each pendant, necklace or bracelet offers a unique and personal story and emotional experience. Select a date of significance, such as a birthday, anniversary, engagement, wedding, etc., and Moonglow calculates the phase of the moon from that day.
Your personalized pendant is then crafted with a framed image of that moon phase! The moon absorbs light during the day and glows in darkness, a gentle reminder of the things that mean the most to you.