Maya Brenner Designs

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I was recently sent this New York state pendant (yay for being a New Yorker!) from Maya Brenner. She creates such simple but chic designs of states, initials, zodiacs, etc. You might have seen some of her pieces on celebrities such as Rachel Bilson, Eva Longoria, Lauren Conrad, Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Simpson among many more. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications such as Lucky, InStyle, Glamour, and Women's Wear Daily in addition to popular TV shows like Desperate Housewives, Sex & the City, and The Today Show.

Maya is also a designer for Stella & Dot -- which I'm pretty sure some of you may be familiar with. (I also own a few pieces from Stella & Dot, so I'm a fan of her work!)

Maya was a former social worker in NY, but has started in the jewelry business by creating pieces as a calming method. One day in a boutique in the upper east side, a saleswoman inquired about the handmade necklace she was wearing & even placed an order (what a lucky break!). There, her business was started. She now designs pieces & runs her business in Los Angeles.
I personally love that it's a delicate piece and shows the NY state proudly without being too much in-your-face.

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23 comments :

Phuong said...

it looks beautiful!

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ballet news said...

Very clever ! Loving it !

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i've seen state pendants before, but i really like this one. great design!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

I love this! Totally need a Michigan one!

Grace said...

So pretty! I like this style better than the one's Urban Outfitters "knocked-off".

Josie said...

What a pretty pendent! I love.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Alyson said...

love this! i actually just got her initial necklace for my daughter's name (and my last name, too!). The letter S! Love the NY pendant.

alyson
http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Kavery said...

Great idea having the map of a city as a pendant

creativefashionglee said...

I like this pendant too, simple but with unique attitude. :)

Kirstin Marie said...

How pretty! This is such an awesome idea!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

AH I just love that!!! I need one too! :)

Vegas Fashion Stylist said...

Sweet pendent. You know I have heard of stella and dot, but never actually seen a piece in person. They stuff seems super affordable

love jenny xoxo said...

I love it, what a great idea!!!

XOXO

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Oh what fun, I live in the UK but I love LA, I'm no wondering what shape California is, I would absolutely wear that!

pierre said...

pretty clever gift

chaoskontrolowany said...

So nice:)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Very sweet, I love it!

xo Mary Jo

A BRIT GREEK said...

Pretty cool necklace/pendant! I love Stella & Dot.

Just catching up on all your NYFW goodness, what was your fave show girl?

x.o.x.o

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

These pieces are beautiful! What talent!

xx
Rachel

Krystal said...

aw that is cute :)

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful!!!
Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela

Hallie said...

This necklace is AWESOME! I need one for Illinois (Chicago girl!)

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drummer said...

nice design. thanks

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