The founders—and friends—behind this covetable, up-and-coming collection of stackable bracelets
Jewelry design was not on the radar for Allie or Bess, two style-savvy Dallas moms who know all about juggling busy schedules. Both were working in the medical field when they met in 2010 (Allie, an occupational therapist; Bess, a speech pathologist) and became fast friends. Ten years—and numerous life changes—later, the pair were having coffee, contemplating their next chapter. “We were both burned out on the medical setting,” says Bess. “While therapy does have a creative element, we wanted a different way to express our artistic side.”
Worldwide origins. Hand-made in Dallas.
Allie + Bess’ flat, uniform, ethically-sourced signature beads are crafted by Ghanaian artisans. Also called record or vulcanized heishi beads, they have great texture and are available in an extensive array of colorations. The line-up also includes bracelets made of decorative, hand-dyed and carved bone African beads. Each piece is individually designed and hand-made in Dallas. Plus, there’s no limit to the ways you can wear them: one or an entire armful, trendy or classic, dressed up or down. Or mix and match with your own jewelry to make a more personalized statement.