What: Stone and crystal pieces made with semi-precious materials, with statement stones being the focus. The most commonly used stones are druzy, quartz, agate and stalactite. Necklaces predominate, but there are also leather and stretch bracelets, earrings and rings. Prices range from $48 to $120.
Who: Krista Hanline was exposed to buying jewelry and clothes with a full-time job as a stylist and boutique manager. She learned about the process and creativity that goes into picking pieces for customers, and traveled for buying trips, learning about trends. “I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to learn different design techniques from some very fashionable and honest friends that I work with and they are present in my life daily,” Hanline said. “Styles are constantly changing, so we must as well.”
How: Hanline likes her colors to stay with the season, so she focuses on lighter and brighter pieces for spring and summer and transitions to neutrals and edgy colors for fall and winter. “I’m really into gunmetal, metallics and mixing golds and silver at the moment.” Her fall collection is called Cruz.
Favorite piece: One she recently finished that has labradorite beads, and a gray and white agate finished with a gunmetal crystal moon pendant. “I really want to keep it for myself.”
Her customer: She says her work is “designed for people who want to make a statement. ... Our clients are people of all ages. My Nana wore her CeleneStones daily, and she was 89.”
Find it locally: Lotus boutique in the Metropolitan, Fab’rik at Lake Norman, the Charlotte Douglas Airport and Luxe Angel boutique near SouthPark.
Details: CeleneStones@gmail.com for custom pieces, on Instagram at @CeleneStones.