by Anna Harrill
Handcrafted in Ohio
I spend most of my days being a wife, mother, jewelry designer, roommate, wanna-be chef, daughter, sister, house cleaner, and lover. I have a wonderful husband named Doc, two beautiful children Mathéo and Sélah, a French accent, a vintage leather couch that I love, a best friend of 30 years, and a mild decoration magazine addiction. I absolutely love hosting dinner parties at my house!
I find adornment to be a most personal mode of expression of who we are, where we've been, and perhaps, who we want to be. I like everything that drape & dangle & shine...things with patina, with stories. Making jewelry is my passion because it melds so many of my passions.
I grew up in the south of France. My mom was born of two Italian immigrants. My Italian side of the family influenced me strongly on many levels, but the main one is cooking. I grew up picking olives every year before Christmas, and making our own olive oil for the year, picking mushrooms, growing a garden, and making our own jellies. My father is from a French Island, Ile de la Réunion, where Lagoons meet volcano!
I moved to Cleveland in 2002 to get married. Leaving France was a huge adjustment, but I have learned how to love it and have met wonderful life-long friends. I’m really fortunate to be surrounded by exceedingly skilled and talented friends who are musicians and DJ’s, graphic artists, designers, writers and indie enthusiasts. This is remarkably inspirational to me. Without them, I wouldn’t be doing the things I’m doing now as an artist, and I wouldn’t be able to stay as positive and motivated to continue trying.
My husband is a turntablist and studio owner. He teaches me on a daily basis how to be business minded, but also how to be confident . He is always the first one to believe in what I do, and foremost in who I am. He has been the most encouraging and the best supporter.View All Items By Oceanne Jewelry Custom Design Center