SAy YEs to the Unknown
Jen decided to go on a blind date at a local Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles. Her date left the table so she made small talk with the girl with the cute necklace sitting next to her in the bar. Enter Annie. After a moment of chatting and discovering a mutual love of jewelry-making and travel, numbers were exchanged and a coffee date was set. The two quickly realized a couple things - namely that they are passionate about the goodness of life and they didn't want to do it alone. The date wasn't a match, but Annie was. And so, by a chance meeting, Tribe of Dreamers was born.
Tribe of Dreamers isn't just a jewelry line, it's a reminder that life is too beautiful to settle for the expected. That risking to do what you love to make a difference in the world is, always, worth it.
“Ever since I was a lanky kid playing underneath the large oak tree behind my elementary school, I wanted to make a difference in the world but never really knew how. After graduating, I tried my hand at many professions - working in politics, fundraising for cancer research, teaching elementary school kids - but when I realized I’d rather get in a car accident then go to work, I knew I needed a change. So I decided to quit my stable job, sell everything, and pursue creative endeavors and explore the world. It’s beautiful where life will take you if you say yes. From tents in Haiti, to women’s shelters in India, under elephants in Thailand to stilted houses in Cambodia, somewhere along the journey I realized one of my true dreams - using the arts to support those who helping others. I hope Tribe can be one voice in a sea of many that reminds you that you don’t have to settle for the mundane. That you can make a difference doing what you love.
“I am a Midwest gal from Kansas and former pastry chef. After living as a wedding cake designer in New York, I decided to spread my wings and see the world. What I found was remarkable. I worked in the red light district in Thailand, helped post op children in Togo and lived in villages in Cambodia. I stayed in a house in the south of Spain with some of the best people I know sharing tales and dreams of a better world and how to not leave it the same as when we got here. When returning home I had the burning desire to make a difference in the world. I wanted to do that through doing what I love, making jewelry. I studied at a small design school in Florence then moved to my current home in LA. ”