CEO, Shop Namesake and Muse
ABOUT LITTLE REE JEWELRY
I am a one-woman online jewelry boutique specializing in semi-precious stones with sterling silver, fine silver and gold.
My pieces range from funky bohemian to understated elegance, and can be worn with jeans during the day or a formal dress for a night on the town. My shop was named after my kitty daughter, Reeses Ferguson, who left me on March 22, 2015. However, I prefer not to think of her as departed, but rather she's just telecommuting from heaven.
I discovered my love of jewelry making in 2017, following a surprising corporate lay-off. For the first time in decades, I had a lot of free time and I was absolutely climbing the walls with boredom while looking for a new day gig. I started off beading and wire-wrapping, then graduated to metalsmithing in late 2018. Not to sound sappy, but each piece I make is truly created with love, and of course gorgeous gemstones and natural metals.
OWNER BIO: DESIREE FERGUSON
I'm a native San Franciscan currently living in Portland, OR, I work as an Administrative Assistant during the day, but metalsmiting and beading is my true heart's passion.
As far back as I can remember, I have been enchanted with semi-precious stones and sterling silver jewelry - especially rich jewel tones. I remember my mother (a painter) "dragging" me around San Francisco to various arts and crafts festivals where passionate artisans plied their trade. Little did I know, I'd one day join their ranks. I'm truly honored to call myself a metalsmith.
In my free time, I enjoy trying new restaurants, watching true crime shows, and accosting dogs on the street for smooches.
I hope you find something you love today, but if not, please stop by often, as I am always adding new designs.