FLEAKIN' OUT WITH ANNE FRANKLIN DESIGNS
In 2010, Anne Franklin launched her company of the same moniker, Anne Franklin Designs. A jack-of-all-trades and career crafter, Anne's designs run the gamut from fun to funky, inspired by repurposed goods, vintage finds, and unique treasures. Something for your home and adornment for everyone you know.
What does anne franklin designs mean to you?
Anne Franklin Designs is my creative outlet. Making jewelry and gifts that I love makes me happy and is fulfilling, and knowing that my lovely little pieces make others happy is just the icing on the cake. Anne Franklin Designs is not only about making a product—it's about establishing relationships. I love being a one-woman-show because I can let my creativity flow and do what I love to do every single day.
QUICK FACT #1
Fun, eclectic finds crafted by hand.
QUICK FACT #2
Jewelry and gifts inspired by found goods.
QUICK FACT #3
Affordable and uplifting.
iN YOUR TIME AS A JEWELRY MAKER, HAS THERE BEEN ONE PROJECT THAT STICKS OUT?
All of my jewelry projects are labors of love, but projects are truly memorable to me when I hunt for fun, vintage pieces and make them in to wearable art. It brings a smile to my face when a customer smiles when she's wearing a one of a kind piece, as if it's been made with her in mind.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MATERIAL TO WORK WITH?
Anything vintage, anything unusual—book pages, leather key holders, old keys, fabric, paint, anything colorful! items and materials that have a story are especially cool to create with. Anything shiny is a happy distraction for me & fun to incorporate in my assortment of products.
Do YOU HAVE A PLACE, OR TIME, WHEN YOU'RE MOST PRODUCTIVE?
My studio is definitely my happy place. Working away from home gives my business a "real" feeling—I can get a lot done with none of the distractions I have when working at home. The funky vibe at the studio inspires creativity and productivity and is just a great place to be.
MANY OF YOUR DESIGNS ARE HEART OR FLOWER-SHAPED—ARE YOU INSPIRED BY THE ROMANTIC?
Romantic is wonderful! hearts and flowers make me smile. I love to surround myself—at home and in my pop-up shops—with what I love. If something makes me happy, then it needs to be part of my creative endeavor. If someone stops by my booth and I can make them happy with something I've made, then I've been successful!