Store Hours: M-Th 11a-7p | Fri-Sat 11a to 9p | Sun. Noon to 6p

Store Hours: M-Th 11a-7p | Fri-Sat 11a to 9p | Sun. Noon to 6p

THE BEGINNING

After 4 wonderful years at Ohio University, I graduated with a degree in Retail Merchandising with a focus in Fine Arts and Business. Becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the jobs I was finding, I decided I wanted to start a business of my own.  I dabbled in various creative outlets but couldn’t find anything that really grabbed my attention.  I hadn’t given jewelry design a thought until I became fascinated with a friend’s fork bracelet she bought in NYC and decided to make one for myself.  From there I experimented with different jewelry making techniques and made jewelry for friends and family.  Everyone was so supportive of my new-found hobby that I eventually gained the courage to turn it into a business.

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RED GIRAFFE DESIGNS IS BORN!

I had fallen in love with the entire process of jewelry making: from searching for the perfect materials to designing the piece to seeing the final product on a happy customer – I knew I was hooked. Now I just needed a company name! After some brainstorming I decided to combine two of my favorite things: the color Red and Giraffes.  And with that, Red Giraffe Designs (or RGD for short) was born!

RGD's JOURNEY

In 2009 I traveled to Maumee, OH for my very first craft show.  It wasn’t incrediblysuccessful, but I learned a lot! Today I participate in about 20+ events throughout the year – most located in central Ohio.  I started my wholesale and consignment line in 2011 and currently have jewelry for sale in 50+ retail locations throughout the U.S.  In April 2015 I opened my first combination storefront & studio located in the heart of the Short North Arts District.  Every day is a new adventure in the world of RGD and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

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