Meet The Face Behind

YIMI JEWELRY

A BRIKA maker story

Adrianne Stone

HOUSTON, TX
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“Making something makes me feel empowered and creative.”

“Typically it starts with gathering up my materials on my workbench and playing with the beads, threads and findings until something sticks.”


“Making beautiful things makes me happy. ”


“Typically it starts with gathering up my materials on my workbench and playing with the beads, threads and findings until something sticks.”


YIMI Jewelry was officially born in the spring of 2014 – the creative brain child of Adrianne, a lifelong artist and maker. As a core part of the mission statement, YIMI is dedicated to bettering the lives of women around the world – not only through beautiful jewelry but through partnering with global organizations and charitable donations, as well as utilizing local female artisans to produce some of the pieces.YIMI Jewelry is made from semi-precious gemstones, natural fibers such as waxed linen, silk, and cotton, and precious and base metals. YIMI is inspired by the vibrant cultures and people we have encountered – both at home in Houston, Texas and around the world in our travels. Each piece is made by hand and infused with love and goodwill – it is our hope that it brings joy to the lives of those who wear them



Why is making handmade goods important to you?  My “day job” is as a research scientist and graduate student and I don’t get many opportunities to be creative there. Nor is it beautiful. Making beautiful things makes me happy.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Why? So many things. I think first it was a dancer, then astronaut, then President. I think it’s because even back then I had the makings of an entrepreneur and I wanted to do it all. 

Who or what inspires you to do the work that you do? Running a business, building it, growing it, it’s very exciting! It’s also one of the most difficult things I have ever done, but I’ve always been one to pursue the challenging options. 


“The fact that this business can be exactly what I want it to be and it’s success or failure depends entirely on what I am doing motivates the heck out of me. ”
PRODUCTS BY YIMI JEWELRY
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