Shelly Mantler started Shel. Jewelry over five years ago in the midst of her career as a San Diego Interior Designer… After appearing in 944 San Diego, she moved from coast to coast, selling her collections in art galleries and boutiques, found her jewelry on two covers of My Day Weddings, a D.C./Maryland Bridal Magazine, and made her way back to California.
Inspired by the power of timeless feminine beauty, Shel continues her 5th year of creating custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry. One of her most favorite projects is the jade & crystal earrings she designed with one of her best friends who wore a green Gucci wedding dress in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, featured in Exquisite Weddings Magazine, Fall ’09.
Combined with her expertise in color, proportion and scale, Shel’s natural eye for design and fashion is the seed of her work. Her jewels are sexy, classic, and can be worn on the beach or on the red carpet. Shel. plays with dramatic clusters of hand tied natural materials such as fresh water pearls, citrine, polished turquoise, and uses lots of Swarovski crystals and feathers too!
As a passionate advocate of animal rights, Shel. gives a portion of her profits to the Humane Society of the United States each year. Shelly lives at the beach with her dog Miss Piggy, a rescue from the San Diego Humane Society.