How it started

One evening in August 2010, I was opening a bottle of Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir from Oregon that I received as a birthday present from my friend Marta.  The foil capsule had a beautiful design, so I couldn't throw it away.  I'm a collector.  I knew I wanted to find something to make out of it.   I've been dabbling in jewelry since I was 12 years old.  I also am obsessed with handmade jewelry.  So after a year of experimenting with different settings, jewelry resins, and process techniques, I am happy with the final product, and I know you will be too.

The concept behind the name Foil Flights came by linking 2 ideas.  The first being the most obvious, Foil.  The basis for this accessory line is the foil from the top of the wine bottle.  The second word is familiar to most wine drinkers, Flight.  A wine flight is "simply a series of samples assembled for comparative purposes. Wineries and wine boutiques generally offer flights consisting of three, five, or seven wines." At the time I started this business, bracelets were my main focus, which were a series of 3-4 foil charms linked together, like a flight of wine.  So the name Foil Flights rolls off the tongue nicely.  And as for the logo, the simple F followed by the wine colored circles represent a flight of 3 wines.

Quick Bio

Originally from West Virginia, I have lived near Washington, DC and in New Zealand.  I currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA and work as a GIS Analyst by day.  I wanted to go to college for jewelry design, but my family wanted to me to stick to a more traditional path.  It was a smart move because it gives me multiple avenues.  Now I'm getting back to my real passion of creativity!