Jewelry With A Heart
All passions begin with a dream, drive and the determination to succeed. Founded in 2015 by owner & designer, Carly Jane Carrasco, Love’s Affect offers an ever-changing collection of handmade jewelry inspired by the world around us. Our pieces are designed and handcrafted entirely in the United States by strong, hardworking women in the beautiful state of Virginia.
“Jewelry design has been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl. My sister and I would spend our summer days designing and constructing custom pieces for family, friends and neighbors. Every weekend my dad would take us to our favorite bead store in Laguna Beach, CA, where we would spend hours handpicking all our favorite materials. Nothing made me more excited than going home after a trip to the bead store; I would spend all night constructing as many new pieces as I could.” - Carly Jane
Here at Love’s Affect, handpicking our material is not only our favorite part of design process, but is believed to be the most important part! All of our materials are handpicked for their luster, color and size making each piece unique and one of a kind. We take pride in using only the highest quality precious and semi-precious gemstone beads, pendants and charms. In addition, all pieces are accented with 14k gold filled chain or 22k gold brushed components giving the jewelry a rich, high quality finish. Alongside the selection process, our team takes great pride in the construction of every single piece. Each necklace, bracelet or earring is hand strung and finished in-house by a member of our local community.
Last, but not least, Love's Affect is committed to making a positive impact in communities all across the world. In our efforts to help spread the love to those in need, 10% of all orders will be donated to a pre-selected charity or non-profit.
This year we have decided to give back and help those who have already helped others. We are excited to announce that we are putting our efforts towards raising money for the MetroSquared Foundation this 2017! The not-for-profit MetroSquared Foundation exists to support four amazing causes; to honor those that have taken care of family members during extended illness, to provide funerals for military veterans that cannot afford proper services, to support homeless children shelters and by purchasing and forgiving medical debt. The mission of the Foundation is to aid and assist those who need support and assistance in the various areas stated above.
Visit www.metrosquaredfoundation.org to learn more about this incredible foundation, who they've helped already or to make your own donation!