Motherhood doesn't come with a manual.
Everyday is a new test and teething was just that.
Besides my family, there are 3 things I love in this world - food, traveling and jewelry. I've loved jewelry since I was little. When I was 10 years old, I snuck onto the school bus with my moms long, dangling earrings and promptly put them on before arrving to school where I was told to remove them by my teacher.
On a school trip, at the age of 13, I decided it would be a good idea to sneak off to a mall in D.C. and add 3 more piercings to my ear. (yes, I was a bit of a rule breaker 😜)
When my grandmother passed away 15 years ago I made sure to grab her amazing collection of costume jewelry and I still wear all those pieces today.
Most recently, I took a Silver Jewelry Making class at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, which was so much fun and further inspired me to create jewelry!
A took a break from corporate life and launched FRILS - my highly curated, on-line jewelry store. I ended up taking a job offer, working for the amazing Rachel Zoe, so FRILS became more of a hobby then a business.
Then, I had a baby...
After returning to work for about 6 months, I decided I wanted to stay home with my little man. So I did.
My infant son, Asher (Ash), chewed on anything he could find to soothe his sore gums. I began to seek out non-toxic teething jewelry options but everything looked more like a toy and less like a stylish piece of jewelry I’d be excited to wear.
After months of research on non-toxic materials I designed a line of stylish teething jewelry made of food-grade silicone, untreated beech wood and type 304 stainless steel.
All teething necklaces feature our patented magnetic safety clasp engineered with the perfect amount of pull strength to keep your teething necklace secure until your little one’s tugs become too strong. #safetyfirst
Once Asher transitioned from an infant to an on-the-go toddler I began to face a new challenge. Finding a compact bag that could (1) hold my and my children's essentials for trips to the playground (2) while providing easy access to drinks and my phone (for photos of course!) (3) and was stylish, lightweight and allowed me to keep my handsfree. A simple, unisex style was also a priority as there isn’t much out there for dads.
I created a prototype, and when I wore it to the playground, I got stopped multiple times by moms inquiring where I got my bag - I knew I had a hit on my hands.
Then baby #2 came along and I instantly fell in love with our Crossbody Parent Bag (and her) even more. It can hold multple diapers + wipes making it a great diaper bag as well!
I’m proud to create fashionable, functional and fun products for parents and babies that last long after the baby phase.
XO, Anjie (Andrea)