About Me...

I’m Yolanda Keil. I am the dreamer/former blogger behind the creation of Fringed Jewels.

Fringed Jewels is my eclectic, handcrafted line of accessories where I convert forgotten, overlooked items into bold, fearless pieces. I use eco-conscious materials whenever possible ... I like to call it my Fab Anti-Landfill Movement.

Fringed Jewels embodies my hands-on love of creativity and individual style. Each piece is truly a unique one-off with its own story. I don’t make multiples.

More Info:
  1. I am not the norm. I don’t follow traditional methodology. I prefer to learn the “rules”, and then boldly carve out my own unique niche (I have been called a rebel before.). I look for the unusual…the loopholes and gaps. I see opportunities.
  2. I spent a semester studying abroad in France (initially a month in Cannes, then Paris). It helped me see beyond “my little bubble”.
  3. I have a diverse marketing, web content background ... Job titles have included Consultant, Online Communications Editor, SEO Analytics Lead, Associate Marketing Manager, etc. You get it ... My roles have been diverse.

The common thread is that I innately brought a fresh “eye”. I think outside of the box and see new possibilities. It’s bringing in that rebel ...  questioning authority (the norm) to say “What if...?”

Essentially, Fringed Jewels is a reflection of my ideal self; my best me. 
I am invested in every aspect of this.

I even designed the logo.

My criteria for each item that I make is quite simple:
  • Does it bring my style of deconstructed & reworked, funky edge... that's uniquely detailed, yet organic (doesn’t look like "I'm trying too hard")?
  • Do I feel the itch to wear/use it myself?
I know it's ready if the answer is "Yes" to both questions. 

Questions? Email: contact@fringedjewels.com.