Hi there! My name is Kristen and I am the founder of Pressed Jewelry & Apparel. My designs find their inspiration from Scripture verses, songs, or quotes that keep us grounded through the many seasons of life; words that bring us life when we wear them. I hand-sketch my own designs and the creation process flows from there.
Pressed was born out of a burning passion to create jewelry that is not only beautiful and fashionable but also a token of encouragement. Why jewelry? I’m sure my 11 years in the fashion industry ingrained a bit of a love for shiny accessories. But even more, it is because jewelry has the unique ability to tell a story, both to those around us, as well as to ourselves.
The name Pressed has a dual meaning. It speaks to both the hand-pressing of metal as well as the pressing times of life talked about in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9. One thing I love about that verse is that it says we are “perplexed but not in despair”. My personal story has a chapter or two straight out of that verse. During those seasons, I found myself drawn to jewelry with meaning. Though I didn’t know it at the time, that was when Pressed was born.
Two years after launching Pressed, we added apparel to our collection. Each shirt is designed and screen-printed by my husband Eric and myself. We source only USA-made and ethically-made shirts for our designs. Each shirt from beginning to end is meticulously hand-crafted. In addition, being true to our brand, each apparel design is rooted in truth and carries an inspirational message.
Our hope is that one of our designs connects to your story and that it helps to focus your heart and mind on the truth as you wear it.