Hello! I am Valerie, the designer & maker behind Valerie Morgan Designs. I was formally trained in Interior Design at the University of North Texas. I began working at a boutique in Denton, TX while attending college where I discovered a fascination with jewelry making. I soaked up as much knowledge as possible from the wonderful artists I worked for and have continued my education in various forms of jewelry fabrication ever since. I enjoy the creative process involved in designing and fabricating as well as learning new methods to create unique and wearable pieces.
I developed an appreciation of nature and the beauty it offers at an early age growing up on the front range of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado. My designs are primarily influenced by my love of nature. I adore hand selecting and incorporating natural gemstones, and I often use organic found objects in many of my cast pieces.
I started dabbling in jewelry making when I was a young child and have continued crafting and working with my hands ever since. I worked in the interior design industry for about 10 years, and most recently as a Senior Project Manager and Designer for a boutique high-end residential design firm in Dallas, TX.
I have been creating unique handcrafted jewelry to sell for about 17 years, established my business Valerie Morgan Designs as a sideline to my day job back in 2011 and I recently made the shift to full time jewelry maker! I currently reside with my husband and puppy in Dallas, TX where I create unique and affordable handcrafted jewelry in my small home studio.