Meet The Face Behind


A BRIKA maker story

Stefanie Sheehan

"I would consider myself an artist from the day I was born. "
“Right off the bat I could tell how much work it would be to start my own business. So many things you have to do that you don’t even realize. But I would never take it back!”

“Making things makes me happy. To create something out of nothing is just so fascinating to me. ”

“I think people deserve items that have had so much care put into them. ”

“Making things makes me happy. To create something out of nothing is just so fascinating to me. ”

Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Stefanie originally went to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with the intention of completing a Painting major, but quickly realized Jewelry Design was her true passion and calling. After graduating with her BFA in Jewelry and armed with a Women’s Jewelry Association Award, Stefanie immediately set out to start her own business. Starting out in her garage as her studio and with a limited amount of resources, Stefanie soon learned the ‘learning by doing’ method as she taught herself photography, web design, advertising and bookkeeping to see her business grow.

Inspired by nature, geometry, emotions and architecture, Stefanie loves a three dimensionality of jewelry and that the human body is the canvas to her work. "Anytime I see someone doing something they love, it motivates me," she said. "It makes me want to work harder and to never give up on my dreams." Having seen her jewelry business transform from its humble beginnings into a full-fledged career, she cites doing what she loves as the source of her happiness and hopes to create jewelry that will be cherished by its wearers for years to come.

I believe...

In doing what you love.

I love it when...

Hard work pays off.

Words I live by are...

“For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” There are so many ups and downs in life and in business. It’s important to stay positive!

“Makers, like me, love what they do and they put their heart and souls into their work, and the end result is a product that is filled with those things. It’s very fulfilling to me.”