To be an artisan jeweler one must express poetry through design. Grayson Carroll’s favorite quote is by Jack Kerouac and it goes: "Don't use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry." I say buy custom jewelry; that’s poetry to women.
Artisan Jewelers, located at 2207 Kaliste Saloom Rd, has three remarkably skilled jewelers who are all known by name and for their quality work. Joe Buttross is known for his extensive knowledge on diamonds while Sam Carroll is a bench jeweler that has cornered the market in design and setting stones. Following in Sam’s footsteps in making a name for himself, his son Grayson Carroll has been busy designing a small collection of a sterling silver line focused on the beautiful magnolia flower.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of seeing fleur de lis and am ready for something new to represent our southern culture. This is the new hot item this summer – the magnificent magnolia!
Apart of the one of a kind magnolia pendants and rings are the custom made stainless steel bracelets and the Tahitian pearl ring. Another I found very interesting at Artisan Jewelers is the rough cut natural diamond ring set in 14k white gold. Is it Christmas yet?
Have Grayson Carroll design anything your heart desires or if you have any jewely repairs – hit Grayson up!Find him at Artisan Jewelers located at 2207 Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette. Call for information at 337.988.8380.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.