Angie Buxton, founder of Sweet Charleston Designs headquartered in Daniel Island, SC, along with partner Janie Manning of Raleigh, NC, have formed a sales partnership with Richard Michaud Company & New England Metalcrafters’ President Julie Maestro, of Greensboro, NC.
Sweet Charleston Designs began with the launch of two elegant collections of custom cast silver, with 18k hand-woven gold accents that is reminiscent of Lowcountry Elegance. Known as the Sewee Bay & Bulls Bay Collections, the design team of Buxton and Manning pay tribute to the artistry of Sweet Grass Baskets, found along the East Coast from North Carolina to Florida. Sweet Grass Basketry is recognized not only as the oldest United States African American art form, but as the South Carolina State craft.
Julie Maestro, will offer Sweet Charleston Designs exciting luxury collections for sale during upcoming trade shows this summer. Her expertise in sterling silver fashion jewelry and gift items, along with years of industry experience in the jewelry business, provided Sweet Charleston Designs an opportunity to expand the company’s market exposure.
Julie has given Sweet Charleston’s design team advice and council as their collections expand. She has encouraged SCD to focus on their high end designer attributes and add collections as the market responds to their unique designs. Julie’s dynamic production team will be assisting Sweet Charleston Designs with future projects, strengthening SCD’s commitment to using the talents of U.S. gold & silversmiths and jewelry craftspersons.
Sweet Charleston Designs is featured in over 30 stores on the East Coast and has twelve distinct collections with the latest four groups set to premiere at the August SJTA Show in Atlanta.