One of our New Year’s resolutions
is to tell you about a designer that can be frequently found in the shop
in our Designer of the Month post.
To go along with this idea,
we thought we’d also feature a local designer each month,
of either apparel or jewelry,
so you can learn about artists in the area,
how they got started,
and what makes them special.
Our first Designer of the Month goes to
Johanna Ely of Good Girls Studio!
Johanna began her jewelry line 2007,
creating one-of-a-kind pieces using revamped vintage finds.
Her line has been sold at Revolver since 2009
and her latest styles, featuring reused bullet shells,
are practically shooting off the shelves!
L-R: “Chain of Love” $36, “Smoke & Mirrors” $44, “Railroaded” $24, “Lark” $22, “Soldier On” $34
We love the idea of recycling materials, and so does Johanna! Good Girls Studio has been featured at Redress Raleigh and fashionSpark; local events that focus on sustainable fashion.
L-R: “Hot Mess #25” $56, “Hot Mess #26” $56, “Love Drunk” $36, “Rain Drops” $44
We also love the overall aesthetic of Good Girls Studio: while there’s something for everyone, the pieces maintain a lovely balance between feminine and edgy. Don’t be surprised if you find bullet shells next to antique rhinestones!
L-R: “Diva” $18, “Flower Power” $14, “Black Deeds” $16, “Blue Moon” $18, “Buzzed” $20
Not only does Johanna ensure that everyone will love something from Good Girls Studio, she also offers a broad price range. Her statement necklaces can reach $300 or more, but if you’d like to share Johanna’s unique style with a friend these inexpensive rings are perfect.
L-R: “Bullet Proof” $52, “Persuasion” $120, “Elegant Armor” $98, “Lady Killer” $32, “Locked & Loaded” $38
If you find yourself obsessed with Johanna’s work (which is quite likely) but can’t seem to find your ideal piece for sale, fear not! One of the best things about Johanna is her affinity for custom designs. If you have your mother’s, grandmother’s, or great-grandmother’s jewelry tucked away and not being worn, think about reworking elements of old pieces into something new and totally you. This aspect of Good Girls Studio also works well for bridal jewelry: something old and something new made into a piece that will forever remind you of the momentous occasion.
Want to learn more about Johanna and Good Girls Studio?
Check out her website and her Etsy,
or send her an email at email@example.com