The creative drive was…
The creative drive was born from a single leisure learning class in 2012. I needed to get out of the house and since out two boys were off to middle and high school, I felt a creative itch and a bit of home claustrophobia.
I took the class and was ‘All In.’ I created Bourne Jewelry and Design and the journey began. I moved into a studio at Spring Street, then to Silver Street Studios in the 5th Ward of Houston proper. I launched my Bourne product lines. Five years later I have exactly what I want. A studio, a creative refuge amongst a great, thriving artisan community.
All of my jewelry is hand made, not hand assembled. I source all the gems, metals, leathers myself, and then create. My studio reflects the heartfelt and open way in which I craft my Bourne products. Often times, customers can pick their own elements to go into the design. They ask questions and we get to know each other. I love the face-to-face part of my business, and I look forward to the interacting with each customer. I see that my products give something to each customer. A connection. This is how I want Bourne Jewelry to be known: unique, handmade, customer-focused, and lasting…..personal.
While a robust website is the way of the world and important for my business, I do not want it to detract from the connection. Please browse, call me if you would like to ask questions or to customize to you. I hugely appreciate your interest and purchase. And know there is an open invitation to visit my Silver Street Studio 318 any time.
I dedicate this effort and my creative abilities to my grandmother Nana.
Lynda Chadbourne (February 2018)