FLEAKIN' OUT WITH PRickly hearts

Established in 2013 by Maria Harlan, Prickly Hearts is a collection dedicated to bringing you fresh pieces for everyday wear.  She believes in quality products, hard work and living the life you dream.  Based in Denver, Colorado Maria is self taught and inspired from the heart.

What does PRICKLY HEARTS mean to you?

Prickly Hearts is my passion.  I have always been a creative person and to be able to design and make jewelry for a living is a dream come true.  I absolutely love being able to interact with customers and hear they love my designs as much as I do!  Its nothing short of one of the best feelings in the world.

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Started out selling headbands and decided jewelry was HER true passion.


Prickly Hearts has been on Etsy shop for over 3 years


Prickly Hearts is a one woman company!


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What'S a day in your shoes like?

I wake up and make coffee first thing, literally every day, then mosey around and eat breakfast until the espresso kicks in.  I check my e-mails and Etsy messages first thing then get to work on making orders to ship out.  I usually hit the gym after I drop off my packages then come home and either create new designs or do the boring, but necessary, admin work like taxes.  Pretty basic but always a full day!

Where do you find inspiration?

I am primarily inspired by color, patterns and textiles.  I could create an entire collection based on one pattern if it fits within the season.  My mood is always a factor when I sit down to create as well.


What's your greatest accomplishment?

Being able to work for myself full time. 

Where did you get your start?

I have always been a creative and hands on person. I've made jewelry since I was in elementary school so it was only a matter of time till I made my own line I guess!



We stand for the highest quality in our product and in our brand. Quality shows up online and offline with every interaction the public has with our brand.
— Maria Harlan