I was raised with an acute awareness that art was not just a talent or something that was gifted to certain parts of the population, but a necessity to health and happiness. This normalization of craft started my artistic endeavors at a very young age. I began making jewelry after a short stint at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles in 2008 and have adapted the growth of Lily Dawson Designs to align with my changing life and values. This includes forays into one-of-kind projects, collaborations with other creatives and a deep honor of self-love and self-compassion in all I do. In my spare time I am a yogi, a meditator, a walk-taker, a New Yorker reader and a healthy meal-maker.