Bold and Beautiful

Oct 19, 2011 No Comments

“I’ve always liked being outside of the box,” states Anna Mixon, the edgy Miami designer and former model.

Mixon, whose edginess resonates in her voice as well as her seductive jewelry designs, got her start as a model who made her own jewelry in her downtime. She made pieces that would flatter her curves and allow her to feel confident and sexual.

Cue the stainless steel leg garters and handpieces.

Mixon’s hobby spiraled into a company when her model friends started requesting pieces of their own. That was four years ago, and now, Mixon by Anna Mixon, her official company, is about one year old.

Despite her company’s newbie status, Mixon hasn’t had trouble growing her company’s popularity. “With the connections I had in the modeling industry, it made it very easy for me to get my work out there,” she says. In fact, even before her company existed, her jewelry appeared at the VMA’s. And this winter, Mixon by Anna Mixon will be featured in Free People’s December catalogue.

The young company’s jewelry has already been worn by the likes of Nicki Minaj and Hayley Williams.mixon

Mixon’s designs, which are priced anywhere from $45 to the thousand dollar range, can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 48 hours to put together, based on the complexity of the piece. “It’s a lot of tedious work,” Mixon says, and acknowledges she’s a perfectionist when it comes to crafting jewelry. Despite the meticulousness involved, designing jewelry is Mixon’s passion. “If you don’t love what you do, you’re not going to give it your all,” she says. But when you do love your job, Mixon says that enthusiasm will be reflected in your work. “When others see the passion you have, things sort of come into place.”


Written by: Mary Ronau



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