A Shreveport, Louisiana, native, I have always been drawn to artistic expression, and like most artists, I have never been limited to one medium. Although I enjoy everything from constructing embellished birdhouses to painting, I found my true love in jewelry design. My first piece was a beaded chandelier earring, but that simple piece was enough to spark a passion. As an artist, I appreciate the touch that true artisans bring to their creations. Whether in the brush strokes of a painting, the lines of a sculpture, or even the perfect details in hand-crafted jewelry, the personal touches add distinct exquisiteness to the final product. Each piece in my collections is designed to celebrate a woman’s uniqueness, the beauty that is hers alone. Adding to the intrinsic personality of hand-made designs, I have incorporated antique religious medals and cut gemstones and geodes into my jewelry, making each piece as individual as the woman who wears it. Because I believe every woman deserves the best, I hand-select every stone and medal from all over the world. For that reason, Clare Mills jewelry was never designed to be simply ornamental. Each piece tells a story, and every woman who wears it infuses it with her own story, her own beauty, her own expression. This expression is the heart of why I love what I do.