Welcome to Anne Garrison Design Studio, located in stunningly beautiful Portland, Oregon.
I'm an artist, graphic designer, jewelry maker, vintage photo & antique postcard lover. I've had the privilege of combining all of these aspects of my life together in my own business for many years. This shop features all of those elements.
The jewelry making began in 1995 as a few pieces for myself and some friends. After all of these years the kitschy old photos, vintage postcards, and sentiments are still a favorite. The most recent addition is a line of prints featuring strong images and quotes about life.
While mine is not fine jewelry, it is definitely fun jewelry!! Each piece is kind of like a little greeting card on a chain that tells a story of the wearer, or the giver!
The Soldered Glass pieces are designed with words and images filled with inspiration and warm sentiments. Each piece is carefully handcrafted from art design to last buff. Because they are handcrafted, each is unique and not perfect. Images are encased in glass and generously edged with a rich silver tone solder. Unlike many pieces on the market made with the same technique, this collection is meticulously soldered, hand-filed and burnished, then hand-polished to a sparkling finish…no jaggy, snaggy edges on my jewelry. Wipe clean with a damp (not wet) cloth. As tempted as you will be to wear them when swimming or in the shower, resist the urge.... they are not waterproof.
The Pewter pieces (currently all circle shapes) are created with lead-free, made-in-the-USA pewter. They are sealed in either glass or jeweler's grade hard-finish clear resin. I look forward to introducing new designs and shapes this year.
As I'm sure most artists will agree, I can't remember a time that art wasn't part of my life. I've spent most of my life drawing and painting on just about anything that would stand still. I worked for years in the graphic design world. I made the departure to begin my own creative adventures and have been a full-time artist for more than 15 years. While designing logos, brochures, promo materials early on wasn't my most favorite thing to do, I did develop a love for typography. Today I incorporate that element into most of my work.
Simple words, thoughtful quotes, a little humor are the mainstay for my art. What a great way to enjoy the day.
The prints on this site feature inspirational quotes, lovely botanical and vintage postcard images. Ready-to-be framed print creations are digitally printed on archival quality paper and feature rich subtle colors that will look wonderful in any living environment, or office space.
ALL AGDS PRODUCTS ARE MADE IN THE USA.