After marrying artist Philip Walker in 2004, the couple moved from Colorado and settled on the beautiful coastal shores of North Florida. Not long after, in 2006, Elizabeth Sarah Collections was created. The brand started as a way for Elizabeth to not only reconnect to her roots, but also pay homage to the men and women who inspired her along the way.
Before Elizabeth was able to run her business full time, she spent about a decade making every effort to work several jobs to be able to support her passion of making jewelry. Finally in 2016, after leaving the dental industry, she was able to go full-time with Elizabeth Sarah Collections. It was the greatest day of her life to date, and the feeling of taking over the world, one necklace at a time is still with her today. Philip, who has his own full-time business as a professional artist, is also a huge part of Elizabeth Sarah Collections. Without his support, teamwork and juggling his own roles and professions, ESC truly wouldn't be where it is today.
Currently Elizabeth finds her inspiration through the beauty of life, love, and our Mother Earth and always keeps her humble beginnings close to her heart. She is eternally grateful for creative freedom and the opportunity that's been given to her.
Ally has been working with Elizabeth since May 2016. Their relationship started when they met in Indio, California, when a force of nature brought them together during Coachella. Always wanting to make jewelry but not quite sure of where and how to start, this was what seemed like a small blessing, that made a huge impact on Ally's life. Ally is Elizabeth Sarah Collection's Assistant Designer and Gallery Manager. You can find her on the production line in the studio, at every ESC trunk show & at the Gallery, as well as behind the computer screen writing our blogs and keeping the community updated on our events and new products. Learning the trade has not just become a career but a passion, and seeing the joy the creations of Elizabeth Sarah Collections can bring to others is truly an inspiration for her.
We officially welcomed Kiley to the ESC Family in October 2021. Kiley is our master social media manager, newsletter content creator, and Gallery Retail Associate. She's known around here for her creative Tik Tok skills, knowledge of social apps, and greeting you with a friendly face, always happy to help pick out that perfect piece of jewelry. In her spare time, Kiley keeps those creative juices flowing, as she designs her own clothing, and stays active surfing in local contests as well as just for fun. Combining her interest in high fashion design with unique handmade jewelry, you can always count on her for styling advice when shopping with us!
She's got groove, a free spirit and bright smile. Introducing the newest member of the Elizabeth Sarah Collections family, is Alex Van Cleave! Alex is a natural leader with an old soul, yet she brings fresh ideas and talent to the table.
With the recent expansion of our new store in Atlantic Beach last October, the team has taken on tons of new work and commissions. We quickly realized that in order keep production at its new steady rate, the three amigos (myself, Elizabeth and Philip) decided we need to get back to our roots and designate more studio time. Now we just needed to somehow be in two places at once to also keep the gallery open 5 days a week.
And just like that, Alex came in for an interview and there was no looking back!
Alex is originally from Nashville, and though she's moved around several times, she now calls Atlantic Beach home. She loves thrifting, dancing at oceanside dj sets, and of course learning about our crazy world of art and jewelry.
You can find Alex at the gallery several days a week, handling inventory, styling jewelry and keeping you all in the know via social media.
We are so excited to have her on our side and can't wait to see what the future holds!