As Seen On: Linda Vander Els

A mother’s support and love is often simple, pure, and entirely full.

Mothers can seem to flow seamlessly from career advisors, to medical practitioners, to bakers and chefs, to best friends, to that person you can always count on for an extra set of hands. There is often no end to their duties, roles, or talents. If this wasn’t enough, they manage all with strength, ease and grace.

With Mother’s Day in mind, I was able to connect with Amy’s mother, Linda Vander Els. She shared not only which of Amy’s designs she personally loves but also, heart-warming simple aspects of her relationship with her daughter, Amy.

To Amy’s mom, Linda, thank you. Thank you for being a reminder of all that mothers do.

-Kayla

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As Seen On: Linda Vander Els

What piece(s) of Amy’s can you be seen wearing?

My favorite pairs are the Lac Dangles, the Sanctum Hoops and Gira Dangles.  I wear these regularly! And actually, I only wear Amy's designs.

You're a mother of three. Has your relationship with Amy developed in a new way or different way?

Amy is the youngest of my three children and I love having her living close to home and family. When she taught internationally for 7 years, her travels provided many amazing opportunities for growth and exploration, for both Amy and for us. Now having her nearby is wonderful!

Have your jewelry preferences or style changed at all since Amy started designing and making her own? If so, how so?

Amy's creations have encouraged me to wear more bold, larger earrings.

Like Amy, you're a former teacher. To what passions do you allocate your time to now?

After a career of teaching kindergarten and first grade I am very happily retired and take classes in quilting, watercolor painting and encaustic painting with Amy.

Linda Vander Els

Linda Vander Els

And I understand that you also support Amy and help her in the studio?

Yes, I spend a few hours a week packaging Amy’s products for stores and shows which gives us an opportunity to spend time together chatting. Amy's artistic creativity and development of her jewelry and encaustic paintings and classes are so rewarding to observe and be a small part of.

Linda in the studio

Linda in the studio

What piece(s) of Amy’s can you be seen wearing?

My favorite pairs are the Lac Dangles, the Sanctum Hoops and Gira Dangles.  I wear these regularly! And actually, I only wear Amy's designs.

Anything else you'd like to share?

I am incredibly proud of all three of my children [artist Wendy V.E. Kaye and educator Jonathan Vander Els ]

Linda Vander Els

Linda Vander Els

If you or someone you know wears Amy’s pieces and is interested in being featured, please reach out to us. We’d love to learn more about you and what you wear.