Hello there, my name is Alissa. I have been making jewelry for as long as I can remember. As a little girl I would design belt buckles for friends with rhinestones. In my early teens, I took jewelry classes with my mother and became infatuated with color and the design process. Little by little I started perfecting my craft and after concluding a career as a horse trainer/rider and work in politics, I decided it was finally time to settle down and focus on my art. After the birth of my first child I took the leap to sell my handmade jewelry online full time. Thus, Wrenn Jewelry was launched in the Spring of 2011.
I am so lucky to have a job that both offers me a creative outlet and allows me to stay home to raise my two children. I am constantly dreaming up new designs and finding new quality materials, while focused on keeping the prices of my gemstone jewelry affordable.
In 2013, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Follicular Lymphoma while my reoccurring Crohn's Disease began to flare up. After three separate surgeries that year I was motivated to take control over my health, especially for my children's sake. My husband introduced me to the Paleo diet and during my research for new recipes I found a ton of people who have reversed their debilitating diseases through clean eating. With this knowledge, I've been working to improve my health by avoiding processed foods and sugar, while increasing my intake of vegetables, fruit and meat (organic and grass-fed where possible)! I am happy to announce that my Crohn's Disease is now in remission and the lymphoma is being continually monitored every two months by my oncologist.
We have started 2016 with some big changes to Wrenn Jewelry. We have now expanded our line to include some fun and unique 5-free Nail Polish line inspired by our druzy jewelry. Wrenn Jewelry and Wrenn Polish will both live under the main name of "Shop Wrenn" to encompass both brands. We hope you love it as much as we have loved working on this exciting and special project! Thank you everyone for your support of Shop Wrenn!
Shop Wrenn is based in Southern California, where I live with my wonderful and supportive family. Thank you for supporting small business!
Alissa Wrenn Smith
P.S. Make sure to follow us on Instagram (@shopwrenn) for lots of sweet photos, sneak peaks, What's New Wednesdays, Feature Fridays, giveaways and Flash Sale info! :)
We have been asked frequently what "Wrenn" means?
Wrenn is a very special family name from my mother's side of the family. My grandma's maiden name is Wrenn as well as my middle name. I have also given my daughter the middle name of Wrenn as well. The Wren bird used in our logo is inspired by the Wrenn name.