Let me tell you about a problem I have on the regular: I’ll have an upcoming wedding, party, meeting, or…I don’t know…Tuesday and somehow I have dreamed up an outfit in my head that doesn’t exist in my closet. I then unsuccessfully scour every inch of Atlanta (and the internet) looking for it. Do you ever have that problem?
Oh yeah? You know who else did? Designer Chris Adkins.
Working as a professional poker player in Vegas (and all over the world), Chris tells me that the tourneys were as much about the clothes as they were about the cards and nothing he found seemed fit his unique personal style: extremely edgy yet EXTREMELY luxe. (Think: Prada opening a tattoo parlor.) But the difference between Chris and yours truly is that homeboy decided to take matters into his own hands and design his own clothes. His own accessories. His own shoes! (Needless to say, I love this man.)
Luckily for us, Chris decided to ditch the chips for a while and start his own line of jewelry right here in Atlanta, Thirteen Crowns.
You can also visit Polished and Primped (If you haven’t been to P+P – you must. It’s on the bottom floor of the Plaza Midtown building and it’s SO cute) where Chris has a 13 Crowns shop-in-shop.
Newsflash: Chris will also do custom orders for you. He tells me “If you can dream it, I can make it.” This got the wheels turning in my head a little bit…could he be the answer to my aforementioned problem?
Also a marvelous idea: BRIDESMAIDS or HOSTESS gifts. How cool would it be to have custom jewelry created for the lovely ladies (or gentlemen!) in your life? Chris will work with you to ensure your vision is realized in the most beautiful way possible.
I really and truly love his pieces – I was interested in meeting him before I knew how amazing he is personally, I think his work speaks for itself. But I must tell you, I absolutely ADORED Chris.
For me, the best part of all of this is that when you talk to Chris, you can tell that this is his art and it MEANS something to him. I don’t want to get too touchy-feely on you guys, but I get the sense that each piece of jewelry comes with some pretty awesome energy as well.
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