After attending a high-brow fundraising event and being let down by department store jewelry, Dawn L. Grady found that a seed had been planted. Years later, Dawn would sign up to attend a jewelry making class with the desire to create her own pieces that could stand the test of time. She would spend the next several years sharpening her skills to bring us Junebug Jewelry Designs, a collection of metal and gemstone jewelry.
Dawn produces her accessories using techniques such as metalsmithing, wire weaving and wire wrapping. The combination of these processes gives Junebug a distinguishable look that’s sure to catch the eye of anyone looking to level up an outfit with a wearable work of art. The use of 935 grade Argentium Silver throughout the collection lends to this overall uniqueness. Argentium silver was found by Master Silversmith Peter Johns in the year 1990. As Johns conducted research to solve a specific problem he was having, the answer he found ended with silver that was also more resistant to tarnish! In addition to its tarnish resistance, Argentium is brighter and more lustrous; it is all of these elements that make the metal more appealing for use, Dawn says. These thoughtful decisions regarding unusual materials are what sets Junebug apart from other brands.
However, this blog may not be your first introduction to the brand. Perhaps you had the pleasure of visiting the pop-up storefront when it was located in the Mortar space on OTR’s Vine Street. We are excited to share that Junebug Jewelry Designs will be popping up in our space from February 26th-28th from 11 am-5 pm. Stop by the shop to meet Dawn, see her designs, and shop all of the new arrivals in store!
“Wearing jewelry is how you express the woman you are without ever saying a word. Every piece I create makes a statement."