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Edited by on January 20 2012 at 1:19 PM

POUND Jewelry first grabbed our attention on Tumblr with its edgy, tribal designs. POUND is the happy marriage between vintage and contemporary, made with materials like bone, pearls, brass chains, beads, pyrite, glass and rare objects found around the globe. Created by a mother, two sisters and a best friend, this jewelry line is truly unique. We caught up with Becca Kannapell of the brand to learn more about these dominant accessories worth their weight.

 

INTERVIEW: Becca Kannapell of POUND Jewelry

How did you and the POUND team get into accessories?

There are four of us who make up the POUND team: my mom (Linda), my sister (Mia), our closest friend (Amber) and myself. We all have a love for fashion, accessories and anything that speaks to our personal sense of style we can turn into a statement. My mom has collected beads, gems, stones and basically anything that sparkles for more than thirty years, compiling a huge array of amazing objects with which we work. She has also been making jewelry since the rest of the POUND team was very young. We finally decided to interweave our talents and aesthetics into a unified theme to present to the world, and out popped POUND.

Have you always wanted to create jewelry?

Mia, Amber and I have not always wanted to create jewelry, but my mom always has. The rest of us have been creative in various ways, and one day we were all literally like “hey, let’s start a jewelry business.” And we did. We have never been happier.

What is it like working with your family?

Working with family has its moments for sure, however, most of those moments are good ones!  All of us recognize who has the strength in each arena, and none of this would be possible without the other three members. And in general, there are a ton of laughs and an overall really, really good time.

Story by Danika Daly

Danika Daly is president of her eponymous PR firm, Danika Daly PR specializing in fashion, beauty and lifestyle markets. Her focus is on emerging designers and brands breaking onto the fashion scene. She views PR as various arts combined, and started Danika Daly PR to infuse brands with creative elements to make them stand out. Danika is a guest columnist for Fashion Indie. Tweet her @DanikaDaly.