With so much changing in and around Helms Bakery District – the Culver City Arts District, new construction on Washington Boulevard, and the Expo line extension to Santa Monica – we thought it might be time to regularly post about the creative, interesting people and happenings in our neighborhood. This week, we’re featuring a small shop across the street from the Bakery: Lost Bird Designs.
We popped into Lost Bird recently and were pleasantly greeted by the most-cuddly of yellow labs, Paddy, who is probably the best store dog on the planet. Once we got our fill of the doggie love and kisses, owner Pam Harris welcomed us to browse her striking jewelry collection.
Pam’s love of jewelry design began when she was a small child, influenced by the adventures taken with her rock-loving parents. Although her career took a different turn as an adult, she never lost touch with her passion for making jewelry. Gems figured into her life in a big way, eventually leading Pam to venture into her own brick-and-mortar shops and wholesale business. “Handmade was always the dream. I started out as many jewelry people do making strung pieces while I pursued an education in jewelry design, metal fabrication, casting, stone setting and finish work.”
While the brand is fairly new and modern, Pam’s pieces are steeped in Native American culture and history. Her designs clearly reflect and honor the time she spent embracing this culture. If you’re searching for that special gift, stop in to see Pam and Paddy the next time you’re in our neighborhood!
8712 Washington Boulevard, Culver City