Heidi Gardner Loves Bones

Attention animal lovers, we have a jewelry designer discovery we just can’t help but obsess over: Heidi Gardner.  From teddy bear skull rings to pelvic pendants, her fearless jewelry is all the rage this summer.  We got a chance to interview the lovely, up-and-coming interview designer about her fabulously boney lines.

What sparked your interest into designing jewelry?  Any inspirations?

The idea that jewelry is a wearable form of art is what first encouraged me to design jewelry. My own paintings and drawings have inspired all of my designs, along with a heavy influence from my adoration of naked human and animal skeletal structures.


What do you love most about designing and creating your own jewelry?

Expressing myself in a creative way that allows others to express themselves creatively as well.


Do you remember the first piece of jewelry you designed?

Of course! It was actually a silver sunflower ring that I made for my sister’s birthday. The center was paved with yellow sapphires. The moment she opened it and I saw how thrilled she was was one of the greatest moments of my life. I knew then I wanted to pursue the craft and bring others that same joy of having something unique and precious that gives flight to their fantasies and style.


Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry that you never take off?

G?nther. My prehistoric hummingbird skull ring. He makes me feel sexy as well as safe. I never leave home without him!


Your line is based in NYC.  What do you love about this city?

Everything. The fashion, the food, the art, the people. I love how the city never sleeps.


 If you could give any advice to an aspiring designer, what would it be?

Follow your heart, not trends.

“Pelvic Ring” Silver with Ruby & Diamonds
 $580.00 Heidi Gardner