Hello! I'm Shannon Cartwright, the owner and designer at Lou Jewels. I create all of our jewelry by hand in my home studio in central Florida.

The daughter of two artists, I lived my life surrounded by the arts. I tried my hand at everything they put in front of me, trying to capture that magic that they  seemed to possess.

My journey took me to some amazing places, including the renowned Parsons The New School for Design. After my time there, I relocated to Florida and I found myself under the instruction of some incredible jewelers and metal-smiths. It was also around this time that I opened my home to a rambunctious little cat named Louie, who was an unexpected source of inspiration.

Louie’s curiosity caused me to take notice of things I’d normally overlook, like shadows and beams of sunlight. This, partnered with my minimalist aesthetic, love of geometric shapes and nature, is the inspiration for my work. 

I launched Lou Jewels in 2015, and now years later, as a wife and a mom I'm finding new sources of inspiration and expanding my work to include art and home goods.