I recently stumbled upon the most gorgeous hand made jewelry company out of California, and was lucky enough to connect with their amazing creator, Courtney.
Courtney Gray is the jewelry maker and visionary behind the brand grayc glass. After taking a glass fusing class during college, Courtney decided she wanted to be a stay at home mom but wanted to also bring in an income at the same time. Hence, grayc glass was born.
You all know me and how I get, and this completely sparked my entrepreneurial business-mama spirit, and during a recent conversation I had only about a million questions for Courtney. Knowing exactly how it feels to be a WAHM who is equally passionate about family time and business strategies, I was more than curious about how she got started, where she finds her inspiration, what her favorite pieces are (of course!) and where she wants to see this business take her in the future.
Courtney credits trend forecasters and Pinterest for helping her stay ahead of the game when it comes to up and coming trends and finding new inspo. She finds new creative ideas for jewelry design in non-jewelry fabrics, photos, and outfits, and can come up with the most gorgeous idea all by seeing a color she loves.
I just watched one of her Instagram stories where she walked her viewers through the glass selection process, and showed us how she actually makes these stunning pieces. I could never in a million years imagine creating a piece of glass into something as beautiful and exquisite as she does, and she does it all by hand. Every detail is absolutely beautiful, down to the packaging and the intricate designs of the jewelry itself.
“My vision for the future is to really keep doing what I am doing, and offer even more pieces without the glass. Layering pieces, and all metal pieces you can wear with your glass pendant necklace etc. And I am excited to constantly be pushing my glass making skills to enable new products to be developed! SO FUN”
Gorgeous Hand-Made Jewelry
I absolutely fell in love with just about everything on her site, and can’t wait to see more of the bright yellows and turquoise/blues for summer! But my heart instantly became attached to the Swirly White Drop Hoop Earrings; simple, elegant, classic, and can be worn with so many different outfits; a basic tee and your favorite jeans, or dress it up a bit for date night. I even wore these with my favorite baseball cap and leggings the other day, to just give me that little something extra and received so many compliments.
The absolute best part? They’re super lightweight and comfortable. Sometimes with bulkier or longer earrings, I always feel like they get stuck in my hair or weigh down my earlobes. I forgot I had these on, they were that lightweight. These may honestly be the most comfortable pair of hoops I own.
The Perfect Gift to Buy Mom for Mother’s Day
I love supporting other women in business, especially ones who aren’t afraid to show the world their creative sides and leave their mark on everything they do. Courtney and grayc glass have amazed me in just about everything I’ve seen so far, and I can’t wait to fill my own jewelry box with more of their gorgeous earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. I know Mother’s Day is coming up.. so hint-hint to all the dads and everyone who needs to buy the perfect Mother’s Day gifts this year.. the mom in your life will love her gift from grayc glass!
Thank you, Courtney, for sending me the most gorgeous earrings!
Natasha Funderburk is a wife, #boymom, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Consultant, and ACE-Behavior Change Specialist. When not watching her son play baseball, she can be found on various writing platforms, coaching her clients to live their best lives, drinking all the coffee, and conducting living-room dance parties.