Jewelry designer Brandy Thomason McNair started Bella Vita Jewelry 13 years ago. This fall the small business will expand its Little Rock shop into an adjacent loft, which will contribute 1,200 more square feet to the storefront at 108 W. Sixth St. This means that most of the jewelry production can move off the sales floor, freeing up space for Bella Vita to increase its inventory of apparel, local art, home décor, crystals, and even fair trade items for pets. “I’ve wanted to branch out into more ethically sourced, ‘slow fashion’ apparel items, which this will allow me to do,” Brandy says. …
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Bella Vita Jewelry | Little Rock | June 13
From 3-5 p.m., join Kim Doughty-McCannon of Bell Urban Farm at Bella Vita Jewelry to learn how to combine local flowers into beautiful bouquets. Registration is $45 and includes all materials. Visit bellavitajewelry.net to register and for more information.…
currently loving: vintage jewelry by bella vita
If you’ve read our July issue, you know it’s all about living green. That includes the choices you make for your wardrobe as well. Instead of buying new, why not find vintage and antique pieces made by local designers?
The very talented Brandy Thomason of Bella Vita Jewelry (click here to see more beautiful designs!) created these jewelry sets using vintage Sarah Conventry brooches and clip on earrings turned into pierced ear earrings. Aren’t they perfect for summer?
Brandy used odd and end pieces to create a ring and a set of earrings in white.
And her skeleton key necklaces (we love these!) are made from antique keys and vintage chains.
Help the earth with fabulous jewelry? Not a bad deal. Plus, since they’re each handmade, you can be rest assured that nobody else will have the same piece. Thank you, Bella Vita!
For more information or to make a purchase, visit bellavitajewelry.net.