custom made to my specifcations for
them. My clients think it's a showpiece."
Hall's jewelry design business, Hands
High Designs, grew out of her interest in
fabric remnants from a home redecorating
project and has thrived thanks to interest
from friends and local boutiques. A horse
enthusiast, Hall named her business
after the unit of measure for horses.
A former teacher and a mom of three
children, Hall, 35, has always loved
fashion. Born and raised in New York, her
frst job was working as an assistant to
a Fortune 500 CEO who was married to
a supermodel. Hall later lived in Arizona
and fell in love with the natural, boho
vibe. She and her husband, John, moved
to Ballantyne about nine years ago.
Hall was redecorating her home last
year when she felt a connection with the
fabrics. She woke up in the middle of the
night with a vision for how she might use
them and put together a necklace using
a grey, cream and black tribal print. She
wore that frst necklace around town and
received a stream of compliments. This
led to a friend hosting a trunk show so she
could showcase her necklaces, which are
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Hall's necklaces are bands of fabric adorned with objects such as bone, shells, antlers and recycled glass.
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