VoX means voice of and evangeline was my grandmother and I began designing jewelry on a whim.
After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in theatre design, I worked as a visual merchandiser for a major department store while pursuing a career as a professional singer/songwriter. My band, Denny and the Dropouts, worked with Andy Wallace of Nirvana fame and Wally Gold, who wrote "It's My Party" for Leslie Gore.
In 2005, a friend of mine had seen some bracelets that I had made with our young daughters and suggested that I sell them. From this simple suggestion, and through a few incarnations and one name change, VoXevangeline was born.
Originally, my work was made from vintage and antique finds in a style my customers defined as repurposed or steampunk but I wanted to grow as a designer. I wanted to take my love for antique and vintage motifs and use them to inspire me to draw the modern and femininely quirky shapes that make up VoXevangeline. I wanted to be completely hands-on with my work and began taking classes in metalsmithing while limiting shows. In late 2013, I premiered my first collection.
In my New Jersey studio, each piece of VoXevangeline jewelry is hand-cut using fine jewelry saws. I love the look of raw, unplated metal. It's warmth is unsurpassed. My filing and finishing work is done by hand using only fine jewelry files and polishing papers. Except for a car battery charger to occasionally etch my metal, I use no electric tools in my work. Because each piece is individually handmade, each piece is special to you. Xo!