Each piece of substance designs jewelry is designed and constructed by the hands of Carolyn Healy. Great consideration is given to the materials, textures, colors, the way light reflects or passes through each, and the source of the components. The jewelry is sometimes vintage, sometimes reclaimed, and sometimes new, but always created with the idea that great jewelry made around environmentally friendly practices doesn’t have to be a splurge. substance designs is driven to charitable giving, purchases locally when possible, support products made in the USA, and scours second hand stores in search of broken pieces to reincarnate. Almost all designs are vegetarian.
With years of creative experience making stained glass, a Masters in Literature from Northwestern. and a certificate in Design Concepts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carolyn combine creativity, discipline, and keen eye for simple lines to create the substance designs jewelry line.
The goals are simple: reclaim, renew, and respect.