I’m Dawn Grady and I createtimeless, one-of-a-kind, wearable art statement jewelry to honor YOU. Those moments -- big, small and everything in between -- deserve to be celebrated.
How it all began…
I watched in utter embarrassment as the department store necklace I bought practically disintegrated before I ever got to wear it.
My invitation to a black-tie fundraising event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an honor. Celebrities and power players would be in the room, and I didn’t want to just blend in with the crowd. My look needed to say, “I deserve to be here,” which I did.
So, I blew most of a paycheck on a flawless gown that fit me like a glove. The only thing missing was a statement necklace that said, "I’m here, peeps ... y’all betta recognize!"
Sadly, that department store statement necklace, I purchased with what was left of my paycheck, was not up to the task.
That evening, in my bangin’ new dress and just a simple pair of diamond stud earrings, I looked around the room and couldn’t help but feel as if I was just blending in. That feeling never left me.
“There’s a story behind every piece, and I like to think that it calls out to the woman who was meant to wear it.”
My journey into one-of-a-kind statement jewelry…
Years later, I saw an ad for a jewelry-making class and signed up. I was determined to make my own powerful statement pieces that would never fall apart!
That class led to a passion for designing and making statement jewelry, and Junebug Jewelry Designs was born.
The women who fall in love with Junebug Jewelry are like me. They want to walk into a room and make a powerful, lasting impression. These strong independent women inspire my jewelry designs.