Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Annie Huntley and I create a super fly collection of handcrafted jewelry called Dotted Line. www.DottedLineJewels.com
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
A new logo and updated website. Oh times they are a changin’… and so is my business. After SEVEN years, it’s time to hit the REFRESH button and take this thang to the next level.
Any new exciting news you’d like to share with our readers?
I just got back from a 2 week inspiration trip to Europe. I went to the London
Design Festival and the Venice Biennale, just cruised around looking
at art and design the whole time. FUN.
Is this a full-time business for you?
It’s full time and THEN SOME. Sheesh!
Where do you see your business in 3 years?
I am working on complete and total world domination. One earring at a time. Three years should do it.
Who’s your biggest fan?
Just in case they are reading…. Sani, Michal and Christina. Thanks ladies 🙂
What’s something you’ve learned through running your business in the past 12 months?
That sleep is a very important thing. And totally possible, if you make the time for it.
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
My “rosaries”. I make these gorgeous (yeah, I said it) and often irreverent pieces that incorporate one of a kind religious medallions, sometimes paired with little hand stamped pendants….. I’m not a religious woman, but JESUS I just love these pieces. There’s some sort of universality to them, they are totally approachable, wearable, funny, feminine, sometimes inappropriate. Always awesome.
What do your customers love most about your products?
That they can’t find it anywhere else! I scour markets all around the globe to find unique charms and objects, each with it’s own little story. When a woman gets a one-of-a-kind piece that really speaks to her, she knows she’s found a real treasure.
What’s the best experience you’ve ever had with one of your customers?
I’m not sure I should discuss that here. But trust me, it was awesome. I can, however, talk about the second best experience I’ve ever had with a customer. It was a woman who had recently lost both of her parents. She commissioned me to make one of my signature “rosaries”, and picked out a couple of charms from my collection that represented each of them. We incorporated their birthstones. It was beautiful. I mean the experience, not just the necklace. We both cried as she told me her story and as we designed the piece. I felt so honored that I would be asked to be involved in her world in that way. That is truly why I do what I do… I love these moments of connections, of sweet humanity, of humility, of light, of color, of expression, of loss, of hope, of tears, of gladness, of creativity, of expression, of community.