Our #WCW this week is the gorgeous Bronwen Lodato. Bronwen has been making jewelry for as long as she can remember. Her inspiration stems from a life lived in motion. The idea began in her 20's while instructing backcountry expeditions for Outward Bound; Bronwen began fielding requests for jewelry that was strong enough to withstand the rigors of the outdoors but still be delicate enough to feel sexy. An early seed was planted and 12 years later she launched the Bronwen Jewelry brand at the Outdoor Retailer show in 2008. Since then, the artisan brand has been steadily and organically growing and is today the leader in an "Active Jewelry" category that the Bronwen brand pioneered. Bronwen herself is fueled by outdoor adventure to stoke her creativity and world travel to inform her collections and she and her incredibly loveable and talented team work happily out of their sunny and charming studio in downtown Bend, Oregon. When things get too crazy in the office, they simply lock the door and go skiing at Mt Bachelor, for a run on the river trail or stand up paddling on the Deschutes to get their heads on straight again. Bronwen Jewelry embodies Bronwen’s own spirit of adventure and lifestyle of travel.
What is your day job? I run a small wholesale artisan jewelry line, Bronwen Jewelry.
Favorite Hobby/Sports: I love yoga, traveling, mountain biking, skate skiing writing and reading.
Who has inspired you lately? why? Anyone and everyone who is speaking out and standing up to our current president because I do not believe his interests serve the American people.
Who do you hope to inspire? My 6 year old daughter, Una
How do you #liveboldly? I intentionally try to inhabit each moment as the captain, but not the engineer, of my own happiness. I work hard to remain strong and relaxed amidst chaos and always honor my own self so that I can be available and authentic for others.
What are you most excited for in 2018? I'm going to travel to some incredibly special and remote locations in the world; traveling is when I feel most like my true self.
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