What makes Vanessa Mooney one of the most exciting jewelry designers working today? Her undeniable silversmithing talent and distinctive “boho-chic meets rock’n’roll glamour” aesthetic, of course, but also her inventiveness. Entirely self-taught, Mooney creates jewelry for nearly every area of the body — from brass handpieces and beaded anklets to headpieces fashioned from red and blue bandanas. She also covers all the standard jewelry bases, handcrafting station necklaces, chunky drop earrings and rings, and bracelets marked by intricate filigree detailing and eye-catching motifs. If that weren’t enough to keep a woman busy, Mooney also designs a small line of snakeskin leather handbags. Based in Los Angeles, Mooney (the great-granddaughter of Warner Bros. founder Harry Warner, for all you film buffs out there) launched her brand in 2009 and has since attracted a devoted celebrity following that includes Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes and Jessica Alba.
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