Amanda Deer Jewelry is a woman-owned and woman-run small business based in the heart of Austin, Texas. We believe jewelry should be fun and affordable. That's why Amanda created the line over a decade ago - to bring fashionable jewelry directly to you without crazy markups.
Amanda feels incredibly fortunate to have a team of creative ladies that helps bring her jewelry dreams come true. Meet them below!
When she’s not designing new items, running her business, and being the face of her brand, Amanda’s spending time with her husband David and son Sam.
She’s also the President of the Women’s Jewelry Association, Austin Chapter, which helps women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education and leadership development.
She’s originally from Denton, Texas and graduated from Texas Woman’s University where she studied Communications and Marketing.
Amanda is also a patient advocate for the Glaucoma Research Foundation where she helps raise awareness about the disease and shares her personal story in hopes to help others. It's a cause that's close to her heart as she was diagnosed with Glaucoma when she was born and her father lost his sight from the disease at a young age.
She’s a busy lady but always makes time to go on relaxing walks with her fluffy pup and family everyday.
Sun Sign: Libra
Favorite Piece: Moon and Star Necklace
Meet the Team
Erin - Studio Manager
Before joining the Amanda Deer Team, Erin had an atypical path to becoming a studio manager. As a musician, she’s toured across the U.S. and Canada. She cherishes getting to see the country and living in a van for weeks at a time. After that adventure, she thought it was time to “settle down’ and get a “Big Girl” job.
She taught fifth grade for a few years before deciding to completely change paths with no plan. That’s when she got a part-time job at Amanda Deer Jewelry for the 2019 Holiday season. Since then she has brought her passion for organization and efficiency into the role of Studio Manager, where she is able to positively impact the flow of fulfilling and shipping little packages of joy to Amanda Deer Customers.
She loves being part of this 100% women-led team and getting to wear and promote jewelry as part of her job! Outside of the studio, she enjoys self-care, exercise, and helping small businesses!
Sign: Sun in Scorpio. Moon in Virgo. Aquarius Ascending.
Favorite Book Series: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Favorite Piece: Portrait Hoops
You can find her at: sunflowerin.com
Lorenna - Jeweler + Customer Care Manager
When she's not making jewelry or helping customers, she's wandering around, jotting down notes of inspiration and future pieces. Once she learned to metalsmith, she knew jewelry was her path. She met Amanda through the Women’s Jewelry Association, and was excited to join her team.
She studied Journalism and Communications in two of her favorite cities - Madrid, and Mexico City - and ended up settling down in Austin, where she found everything she could possibly need - her creative community, her partner in life, and her family closeby.
She’s a wanderer, collector, and maker, trying to Konmari her life while launching a small jewelry business, and enjoying being a part of the amazing all-women team at AD. LGBTQIA+ and Latinx, she’s all about embracing differences, and celebrating what makes each person feel authentic in their life.
She often turns to yoga, and the ancient study of astrology, as a way to connect with her higher being. Jewelry became the perfect way to combine all the things that inspire her and create something meaningful, which led her to start Wanderbliss Jewelry.
Sun Sign: Taurus
Favorite ways to shake up the energy: listening to something in French/ Portuguese or a quick latin music dance sesh
Current favorite activities: Enjoying picnics with her partner and their jack russell terrier near Lady Bird Lake, and social distancing with the family in their backyard.
You can find her at: @wanderblissjewelry
Alicia - Jeweler
Alicia loves jewelry and has been making it on and off for years. After many years working in marketing communications, she decided to follow her passion and focus on jewelry. Alicia loves working with the amazing team at Amanda Deer and learning new jewelry techniques.
When she is not at Amanda Deer, she is hanging out with her husband, sons and dog.
Favorite Food: Tacos
Kidd - Retail Sales Associate
Kidd is the newest retail salesperson at Amanda Deer. She is an illustrator and independent filmmaker- her first film has played at festivals across North America and Europe. When she isn’t helping people find the perfect piece of jewelry or working on her latest creative endeavor, she can be found doting on her basset hound, Gordie.
Favorite Movie: Can't Buy Me Love
Favorite Piece: Mini Huggie Earrings