Growing up in Orange County, California Carrie Weston was formally trained in
the traditional studio arts and later graphic design in college. It was when she
took a jewelry class, however, that she fell in love.
Inspired by her love for modernist designers of the 1960's, her personal jewelry
line is very stylized and shape driven, with a tongue-in-cheek nod to cultural
icons. Her sense of humor and appreciation for pop culture are seen in the
quirky yet classically modern pieces she creates.
After graduating from college and while working as a graphic designer in San
Francisco, she continued to make jewelry and began making pieces for friends
and family. Soon thereafter, people started requesting her designs, and boutiques and galleries became interested her carrying her pieces. The over
whelming response to her first line soon fueled her entrepreneurial spirit and
Carrie Weston Design was established in 2003.
The line soon gained popularity in galleries and museum shops, as well as
cutting edge boutiques looking for the new & unique. It has been carried
throughout the US, Japan, and Canada at locations ranging from Fred Segal in
Santa Monica to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Additionally she
has developed collections for numerous companies in Southern California,
including major brands such as Disney/Walden Media, Harley Davidson, The Girl
Scouts of America, and Tommy Bahamas to name a few. Her work has been
published in Nylon, Flaunt, InStyle Weddings, Elle, Teen Vogue, Lucky, Daily
Candy, and additionally featured on VH-1 & the Rachel Ray Show. She
currently works and resides with her family in sunny Southern California.
“I think jewelry reflects a person's spirit - be it serious or light hearted, it usually
has some connection to what that person is all about." - Carrie Weston