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Your Fav Teen Jewelry Designer: Meet Ellie

Ellie Toole is just your average teen with a wildly successful jewelry line that’s constantly selling out of stores. REAL TALK: Her creativity is kind of spectacular, and we’ve witnessed it first hand–she designed and hand crafted the first ever Epic Sky accessory collection, and you’ve got to see it. Aside from being a creative legend, she’s also 16, living in Mill Valley, laughing with her good friends, and blasting Milky Chance in her bedroom.

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Watch Ellie’s feature video & see her designs HERE!

Q: So tell me about your jewelry line, how would you describe it?

A: My jewelry comes from a really simple place, it started out as just a creative outlet for me. My jewelry is inspired by fashion but not super trendy. All of the pieces are unique but generally hang together under the same “style.”  I like to work with hammered metals, African metal and glass beads, semi­-precious stones like labradorite and turquoise, and tactile materials like leather and tassels. They all have this artisan “handmade,” look, which has become part of my style.

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Q: What are the 5 items you keep in your backpack at all times?

A: Besides my school binders, I always carry black ballpoint pens, Burt’s Bees chapstick, car keys, Swell water bottle, and a snack.

Q: If you could go on a friend­ date with any celebrity who would it be?

A: Kendall Jenner

Q: How do you deal with response to your work, the good, bad, and the ugly?

A: I love knowing that people like the design of a piece, or that it makes them feel good to wear it. I love seeing people around that are wearing my jewelry, it’s a really awesome feeling.

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Q: What do you appreciate most in your friends?

A: I love my friends that make me laugh; friends like that are always a blast! I also love my friendships that are supportive; where we are both interested in what the other is doing or passionate about. In those relationships I really appreciate how we know what the other is feeling without having to explain it.

Q: What could you happily do all day long?

A: Other than SLEEP, I could just create things all day long­­ — jewelry, art, drawings, etc.­­ That’s when I’m totally in my element.

Q: How do you feel when you are making jewelry?

A: I feel happy, relaxed, creative, and kind of like “free,” in the sense that I can escape from everything else that’s on my mind.

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Q: Who are your favorite Musicians?

A: This is hard; I like a lot of different stuff from a lot of different artists! But some of my favorites would be John Mayer, Corinne Bailey Rae, Milky Chance, and some stuff from classic artists like Stevie Wonder and Elton John.

Q: If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A: Greek salad, lemon butter salmon, and Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk ice cream.

Q: What’s your favorite texting acronym/emoji?

A: My favorite emoji is the little gold and pink crown.

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A: I like people that are straightforward and good communicators. I get really annoyed with people that are passive aggressive and don’t say what they mean.

Q: Two years ago, if you opened a magical fortune cookie with the advice that you needed most, what would it have said?

A: ‘Be confident and everything will be fine.’

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