Happy Thursday, lovelies!
Ever wanted to know what actually goes on around here in the Kluster office?! Our Instagram is full of jewels and coffees, and the occasional puppy. Here’s the real deal on what we’re up to most of the time. We were super flattered to be interviewed by Mainly Southern writer, Nicole – she dug up all our secrets! Happy reading, loves. ///
KLUSTER: HAPPY JEWELRY FOR THE SOUTHERN BELLE
Robin’s egg…clover…lemon…blueberry…no, these aren’t the options in a child’s crayon box or the groceries found at your local farmer’s market. These are the brilliant, beautiful colors that radiate from Laura Holmes’ shop, Kluster. Kluster, a happy jewelry company, came about rather organically. After an unsuccessful day of attempting to sell her designs at a craft show booth, Laura decided to take all of her left-over pieces and sell them on Etsy. Just a few weeks later, orders started rolling in, and Laura hasn’t looked back since!
Each of her baubles is hand-crafted from scratch in Louisville, Kentucky, completed with real stones, and finished with a sterling silver clasp. The weight of the stones speaks volumes of Laura’s attention to detail and the pride she places on her work. Plus, her bubbly personality and spirit cannot be rivaled. With help from her assistant, every piece of jewelry passes through her hands and her approval. She handles her own outreach and branding. And all of those tweets and blog posts? They’re hers too.
Laura insists that her ultimate collaboration would be to partner with J.Crew, a brand that she says shares her same aesthetic, “I think we’re targeting the same shoppers with the same tastes: women who love classic, yet colorful fashion.” It couldn’t be truer. The new spring line will have you dreaming of spring blooms and cool beach breezes. Necklaces, earrings, and bracelets leap from the computer screen, and you find yourself imagining all the ways you could wear each piece; don’t be surprised if a few land in your shopping cart.
When I asked Laura what every stylish southern lady should have in her wardrobe, she replied with confidence, “A sense of who she is and what she wants. I’m fortunate to have some very stylish girlfriends, and they each have their own very distinctive sense of style and sense of self. They know what they like, and they stick to it.” Laura has definitely found just that in herself and in her designs. /// Article courtesy of Mainly Southern.