I wear my heart on my sleeve. I just can’t help it. I am prone to declarations of love, delusions of grandeur, fits of fancy. It is just in my nature. Perhaps that is why I am drawn to personalized jewelry. It feels a bit more dazzling to know that something specific about me is decorating my skin. This could actually be true for all jewelry. Think about it: do you ever wear jewelry that just doesn’t feel like you? No, me either.
Michelle Villarroel of Paper Bird Creations specialized in the personal. Her gorgeous and simple pieces are subtle enough to feel effortless and handcrafted expertly enough to feel sublime. Villarroel’s background varies from advertising to jewelry design and her aesthetic creates a lasting impression. The Nene Single Finger Ring and the Double Knuckle Chain Ring are a couple of personal favorites but I must admit my heart belongs to the Custom Stamped Large Nameplate Necklace. Now I no longer have to be stuck wearing my heart on my sleeve. I can wear it around my neck, too.