Designer Natalie Joy Miller developed the Natalie Joy jewelry line in the winter of 2010 inside of a walk in closet in Portland, Oregon. After studying and creating small-scale sculptures at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, she spent five years as a manager at a large scale jewelry production company hand making and distributing jewelry to hundreds of boutiques across the country. After fine tuning her technical and business skills, the desire to create a jewelry line of her own came naturally.
“For as long as I can remember I have been a tangible person with a strong desire to create objects with my hands. That urge has never left me; it just evolved through different mediums and outlets. Eventually I found a way to satisfy my desire to make sculpture in a purely wearable format.”
Each piece of Natalie Joy jewelry is thoughtfully hand fabricated in our Portland studio using both unique and traditional metal working techniques. This shows in the tiny details of the jewelry and how you feel while wearing Natalie Joy.