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Featured Shop: Erica Elizabeth Designs

May 11, 2015

by Erica Elizabeth Koesler

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Erica Elizabeth Koesler, and I make bridal accessories and headpieces. I work out of my home studio in Los Angeles, California. My shop is called Erica Elizabeth Designs.

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I got my start working in the bridal industry while studying jewelry fabrication and fashion at Otis College of Art and Design. To help pay my way through school, I took a job in a local bridal shop making wedding accessories. After a few years, I opened my own business; its headquarters was the living room of my tiny duplex. I found success in wholesale – as the business expanded, I began selling to hundreds of bridal salons and major department stores across the U.S.

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After 25 successful years in the wholesale business, I felt that my creative side was getting lost. I wanted to reimagine my brand by creating singular designs that focused on uncompromising craftsmanship and beauty, so I decided to leave the world of wholesale and go back to my roots. Now, I make everything by hand in my Los Angeles home studio, and I take great pride in that.

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I find inspiration for my designs all around – from the lush foliage of my neighborhood to the women of ancient Rome. Each piece I design is truly a labor of love, handcrafted from the finest materials to couture-quality design standards.

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I started my first business without computers or cell phones. Now I am designing for a generation of savvy young women that can go online and purchase anything they want. The world of bridal fashion today is wonderfully diverse, and Etsy has paved the way for designers like me to show their talents to the world. Etsy has helped me fall in love with my beloved career all over again.

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Maker and studio photographs by Briana Folkes of One Life Photography; product photography by Caroline Tran.

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Love Charm jeweled filigree headband No. 2309
Love Charm jeweled filigree headband No. 2309
EricaElizabethDesign
$560.00 USD
Dominique Rose Gold Filigree Bridal Hair Chain No. 2310
Dominique Rose Gold Filigree Bridal Hair Chain No. 2310
EricaElizabethDesign
$750.00 USD
Cassiopeia Celestial  Chain Mail Headband No. 2308
Cassiopeia Celestial Chain Mail Headband No. 2308
EricaElizabethDesign
$510.00 USD
Aphrodite nautical seashell beach wedding crown No. 2288
Aphrodite nautical seashell beach wedding crown No. 2288
EricaElizabethDesign
$970.00 USD
Star tiara, bridal crown, hair accessory, - Stargazer Style no. 1970
Star tiara, bridal crown, hair accessory, - Stargazer Style no. 1970
EricaElizabethDesign
$460.00 USD
Touch Of Whimsy silk flower bridal hairpins No. 2273
Touch Of Whimsy silk flower bridal hairpins No. 2273
EricaElizabethDesign
$160.00 USD
Starry Night Celestial Starburst bridal hairpins No. 2281
Starry Night Celestial Starburst bridal hairpins No. 2281
EricaElizabethDesign
$180.00 USD
Rose gold cameo wedding crown vridal tiara - Josephine no. 2093
Rose gold cameo wedding crown vridal tiara - Josephine no. 2093
EricaElizabethDesign
$775.00 USD
Cameo velvet ribbon bridal jewelry choker - Fragile no. 2202
Cameo velvet ribbon bridal jewelry choker - Fragile no. 2202
Bridal birdcage veil,  blusher veil, wedding veil 16" full veil, Style 821
Bridal birdcage veil, blusher veil, wedding veil 16" full veil, Style 821
Simple cathedral tulle bridal veil, cut edge Style no. 2003
Simple cathedral tulle bridal veil, cut edge Style no. 2003
EricaElizabethDesign
$265.00 USD
Cathedral long mantilla 120" cut edge bridal veil - No. 2118
Cathedral long mantilla 120" cut edge bridal veil - No. 2118
EricaElizabethDesign
$250.00 USD
Wedding hair chain, freshwater pearl wedding hair piece - Style no. 1966 Miss Bennett
Wedding hair chain, freshwater pearl wedding hair piece - Style no. 1966 Miss Bennett
EricaElizabethDesign
$160.00 USD
Wedding veil, long chapel bridal veil -  Style no. 2004
Wedding veil, long chapel bridal veil - Style no. 2004
EricaElizabethDesign
$175.00 USD
Wedding headband, pastel blush and green bridal headpiece - no. 2050
Wedding headband, pastel blush and green bridal headpiece - no. 2050
EricaElizabethDesign
$445.00 USD
1920s tiara, star crown, wedding hair accessory - Cosmic Beauty no. 2146
1920s tiara, star crown, wedding hair accessory - Cosmic Beauty no. 2146
EricaElizabethDesign
$590.00 USD
Ballet length 60" mantilla cut edge bridal veil - Style no. 2116
Ballet length 60" mantilla cut edge bridal veil - Style no. 2116
EricaElizabethDesign
$140.00 USD
Dripping floral silk hair pins, wedding accessory - Dainty Dangles no. 2229
Dripping floral silk hair pins, wedding accessory - Dainty Dangles no. 2229
EricaElizabethDesign
$420.00 USD
1920s bridal headpiece, flapper wedding crown, hair accessory - En Vogue no. 2198
1920s bridal headpiece, flapper wedding crown, hair accessory - En Vogue no. 2198
EricaElizabethDesign
$775.00 USD
Wedding veil, birdcage blusher veil, bandeau bridal veil - Silhouette Style 1998
Wedding veil, birdcage blusher veil, bandeau bridal veil - Silhouette Style 1998
Bridal veil, fingertip veil, wedding veil, tulle blusher veil- Style 1943
Bridal veil, fingertip veil, wedding veil, tulle blusher veil- Style 1943
EricaElizabethDesign
$145.00 USD
Star Struck 1920s celestial headband No. 2308
Star Struck 1920s celestial headband No. 2308
EricaElizabethDesign
$490.00 USD
Garden Nymph floral wedding crown No. 2310
Garden Nymph floral wedding crown No. 2310
EricaElizabethDesign
$820.00 USD
Celestial Treasure star wedding tiara No. 2309
Celestial Treasure star wedding tiara No. 2309
EricaElizabethDesign
$610.00 USD
Silk blossom boho bridal hair vine -Impatience No. 2228
Silk blossom boho bridal hair vine -Impatience No. 2228
EricaElizabethDesign
$250.00 USD
Starburst wedding tiara, star crown, bridal hair accessory - Celestia no. 2180
Starburst wedding tiara, star crown, bridal hair accessory - Celestia no. 2180
EricaElizabethDesign
$480.00 USD
Claudette Silk Flower wedding headband - No. 2306
Claudette Silk Flower wedding headband - No. 2306
EricaElizabethDesign
$640.00 USD
Starburst wedding hair pins - Aurora No. 2193
Starburst wedding hair pins - Aurora No. 2193
EricaElizabethDesign
$235.00 USD
Olivia Cathedral Blusher bridal veil No. 2305
Olivia Cathedral Blusher bridal veil No. 2305
EricaElizabethDesign
$280.00 USD
Traditonal soft nylon tulle bridal veil color swatches
Traditonal soft nylon tulle bridal veil color swatches
Wedding coronet, bridal diadem, tiara, crown - Coronation Crown no. 2015
Wedding coronet, bridal diadem, tiara, crown - Coronation Crown no. 2015
EricaElizabethDesign
$995.00 USD
Golden wedding crown, bridal tiara, wedding headpiece - Viola no. 2216
Golden wedding crown, bridal tiara, wedding headpiece - Viola no. 2216
EricaElizabethDesign
$785.00 USD
Enchantress Magical 1920s wedding headpiece - Style No. 2318
Enchantress Magical 1920s wedding headpiece - Style No. 2318
EricaElizabethDesign
$675.00 USD
Woodland wedding crown, bridal hair vine - Harmonia No. 2257
Woodland wedding crown, bridal hair vine - Harmonia No. 2257
EricaElizabethDesign
$815.00 USD
Filigree royal wedding crown - Decorative Revival No. 2237
Filigree royal wedding crown - Decorative Revival No. 2237
EricaElizabethDesign
$590.00 USD
Selene Moon & Star Celestial Hair Chain No. 2307
Selene Moon & Star Celestial Hair Chain No. 2307
EricaElizabethDesign
$660.00 USD
Wedding hair chain, bridal headpiece, crystal chain - It Girl no. 2095
Wedding hair chain, bridal headpiece, crystal chain - It Girl no. 2095
EricaElizabethDesign
$440.00 USD
Bridal blush English rose hair pins, silk flowers, wedding hair accessory - Style no. 2007
Bridal blush English rose hair pins, silk flowers, wedding hair accessory - Style no. 2007
EricaElizabethDesign
$205.00 USD
wedding silk hair flowers, bridal accessories, blush roses - Enchanted Garden no. 2204
wedding silk hair flowers, bridal accessories, blush roses - Enchanted Garden no. 2204
EricaElizabethDesign
$465.00 USD
Wedding veil, birdcage veil, wedding hair accessory, mini blusher veil, ready to Ship, Style 772
Wedding veil, birdcage veil, wedding hair accessory, mini blusher veil, ready to Ship, Style 772
Bridal veil, blusher veil, circle veil, mantilla, drop veil, cut edge, Style 2037
Bridal veil, blusher veil, circle veil, mantilla, drop veil, cut edge, Style 2037
EricaElizabethDesign
$110.00 USD
Fingertip mantilla 40" cut edge bridal veil - Style no. 2115
Fingertip mantilla 40" cut edge bridal veil - Style no. 2115
EricaElizabethDesign
$130.00 USD
Juliet bridal cap wedding veil - Style Penrose no. 2120
Juliet bridal cap wedding veil - Style Penrose no. 2120
EricaElizabethDesign
$210.00 USD
Roman coin gilded diadem wedding crown - Style Europa no. 2151
Roman coin gilded diadem wedding crown - Style Europa no. 2151
EricaElizabethDesign
$765.00 USD
Pandora Celestial Moon & Stars wedding headband - No. 2269
Pandora Celestial Moon & Stars wedding headband - No. 2269
EricaElizabethDesign
$450.00 USD
Sirena sea shell beach wedding hair stick No. 2290
Sirena sea shell beach wedding hair stick No. 2290
EricaElizabethDesign
$460.00 USD
Oceanid Sea Branch wedding crown No. 2287
Oceanid Sea Branch wedding crown No. 2287
EricaElizabethDesign
$860.00 USD
Wedding tiara Rose gold bridal flower crown- Bell Flower no. 2092
Wedding tiara Rose gold bridal flower crown- Bell Flower no. 2092
EricaElizabethDesign
$650.00 USD
Birdcage veil, bandeau veil, bridal veil - French net - Style 1974
Birdcage veil, bandeau veil, bridal veil - French net - Style 1974
Simple elbow bridal Veil, wedding veil, waist length, cut edge, tulle Style no. 2006
Simple elbow bridal Veil, wedding veil, waist length, cut edge, tulle Style no. 2006
La Bell Epoque Bohemian butterfly bridal crown - no. 2256
La Bell Epoque Bohemian butterfly bridal crown - no. 2256
EricaElizabethDesign
$885.00 USD
Circe Upright Goddess wedding crown No. 2286
Circe Upright Goddess wedding crown No. 2286
EricaElizabethDesign
$960.00 USD
Stream Of Stars Celestial hair chain No. 2297
Stream Of Stars Celestial hair chain No. 2297
EricaElizabethDesign
$580.00 USD
Falling For You Chapel blusher bridal veil No. 2321
Falling For You Chapel blusher bridal veil No. 2321
EricaElizabethDesign
$180.00 USD
Polaris North Star celestial tiara No. 2299
Polaris North Star celestial tiara No. 2299
EricaElizabethDesign
$580.00 USD
Persei jeweled Deco hair chain No. 2306
Persei jeweled Deco hair chain No. 2306
EricaElizabethDesign
$480.00 USD
Bridal crown, wedding tiara, tiny tiara - Hearts Desire no. 2181
Bridal crown, wedding tiara, tiny tiara - Hearts Desire no. 2181
EricaElizabethDesign
$600.00 USD
Coin bobby hair pins wedding accessories - Venus Style no. 2154
Coin bobby hair pins wedding accessories - Venus Style no. 2154
EricaElizabethDesign
$125.00 USD
Wedding crown, hair accessory, bridal tiara -Bellatrix no. 2123
Wedding crown, hair accessory, bridal tiara -Bellatrix no. 2123
EricaElizabethDesign
$695.00 USD
Wedding hair accessory, bridal crown - Noble Anne no 2068
Wedding hair accessory, bridal crown - Noble Anne no 2068
EricaElizabethDesign
$535.00 USD

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