Leocadia K.

modern art inspired jewelry


West Elm Local

Collaborations, Living Life CreativelyCait SherrickComment
West Elm Local Vendor Artist, Carytown, Richmond, VA

I was selling my jewelry, talking about my fake plants + doing my thang at the Crafted VA Summer Pop-Up last August, when my friend + colleague, Allison came to say hello. Within seconds of hugging hello she went straight to it (like she always does in the most loving way) + asked me if I wanted to be her west elm LOCAL jewelry vendor.

I distinctly recall smiling from ear to ear while jumping up + down before I eventually said yes. 

While working out the details with corporate, Allison moved to the new West Elm location in Carytown - Richmond, VA, so naturally my jewelry moved with her. Because of her move not only can you now get your favorite LK pieces at West Elm in Richmond, but I can also officially say that I’m a west elm LOCAL vendor + artist. 

I’m a west elm LOCAL vendor + artist.
I’m a west elm LOCAL vendor + artist.
I’m a west elm LOCAL vendor + artist.

As a long time admirer, customer + former employee of West Elm, it’s surreal to think that I now partner with them as an artist. Repeating it over + over makes it seem more real.

You see, the growth of my jewelry business has been quite unique to say the least. I tend to get exposure in ways that most jewelry designers don’t, I often partner with people + places that don’t typically want to partner with jewelry designers + despite all of that, my business + I continue to grow just like the rest of them.

And the more I think about it, the more I realize just how on-brand it is for me + my business to take the path less followed, to keep living my life creatively, to be a west elm LOCAL vendor + artist as a jewelry designer, not a home goods maker.

So if you’re in Richmond, Virginia + can’t wait until my next The Brunch Market (I’ll be there in July!) stop by the West Elm in Carytown to see my wares up close + personal. Our aesthetics are very similar, don’t you think?

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Lookbook: Aislerchic + Meghan Medlen Photography

Collaborations, Features, Lookbook, Living Life Creatively, Looks, Press, Style, BrandingCait SherrickComment
Model + Styling:  Aislerchic  // Photography:  Meghan Medlen Photography

Model + Styling: Aislerchic // Photography: Meghan Medlen Photography

It was more than two years ago. It was one of those nights that I was vividly dreaming about styling my jewelry while looking through one beautifully curated feed after another on instagram. (I have a lot of those nights, if I’m being totally honest.) When I stumbled upon Aissa’s account (@Aislerchic), I instantly knew I wanted to work with her. It was clear to me that she knows how to wear colors, patterns and textures in ways that I just don’t think about. I followed her and I consistently oo-ed and aahh-ed (and liked!) her photos until I worked up the courage to ask her to collaborate.

I still remember the day I opened her email response and saw that she had said yes. I was new to the marketing-yourself-online world, I was going through a lot personally and my faith in just about everything was nonexistent. I smile just thinking about how our first collaboration made me feel like making jewelry was the right thing to be doing at the time, when everything else I was doing felt so wrong.

We just recently pulled off our second photoshoot together and I couldn’t be more excited to share our photos with you. Her energy, her style and her attention to detail made it all effortless, despite the distance. She handled everything, including finding a photographer (if you haven’t seen Meghan Medlen’s work then you’re missing out), and she frequently kept me in the loop about the timeline. She’s always open to new ideas, takes creative direction really well and successfully translated my inspiration into new, one of kind lifestyle content. Aissa and Meghan’s style is truly original, and you can see the love they have for their work in each photo. I receive so many lovely compliments every time I post them.

My heart is still so full. I hope you enjoy this Lookbook as much as we enjoyed collaborating.

Love, Light + Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

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Features, Updates + Announcements

Collaborations, Features, Interviews, PressCait SherrickComment

Spring is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Moving to Whidbey Island in the dead of winter, when the whole place was shut down for the off season has left me feeling pretty gloomy and isolated. The sunshine, longer days (the sun sets around 8pm here and it’s only April!) and warmer temps have reignited some much-needed inspiration and motivation in me. So, I have lots of things to tell you about!

// I recently had to temporarily close my online shop while I work out some administrative formalities with the state of Washington. There was some confusion about whether or not I had to register my business here since I’m a military spouse and not technically a resident. After lots of phone calls to lots of government agencies, it turns out that I do. So my shop is closed while I take care of that, but it should be up and running within the next week or two. I will make an announcement once I can start accepting orders again. Thank you for your understanding while I work out these behind-the-scenes details!

// I just became a Milspo Project Chapter Leader here on the island. The Milspo Project is a military spouse-run non-profit that serves to empower and educate military spouse entrepreneurs so they can grow in their careers and expand their businesses.  They also happen to be the first organization that ever featured my on their blog last May, they started their organization around the same time I started my business, and they’ve become pretty great virtual friends along the way.

After almost six months of living here, I still don’t really know anyone, let alone other business owners. I thought I'd join a local chapter to meet some other business-owning spouses, and saw that the closest one was pretty far away. Since I couldn’t just join a community of like-minded women, I’ve decided to create one. In general, I don't fit in with a lot of the Navy wives we're exposed to within my husband's commands, because of my creativity, drive and the fact that I own a business. I figured it was about time I get more involved with the kinds of women I can more easily relate to. (No offense to anyone! We all have our tribes, and I just have trouble finding mine through my husband’s commands.)

If you know any military spouse entrepreneurs that happen to live on Whidbey Island send them my way! For more on The Milspo Project, be sure to check out their website here.

// I’m excited to be featured alongside Mosfier P.’s collection in their Spring photoshoot. Tend just launched on Wednesday, and it all looks so dreamy! Everything styles perfectly with your fave Leocadia K. piece. I’m most in love with their jumpsuit, Marge. She and I would be great friends. You can see their full collection here.

// I'm incredibly honored to be showcased as Independent She's entrepreneurial feature this week!

“This week's entrepreneurial feature showcases the amazing talents of Caitie Sherrick, Founder and Designer at Leocadia K.. Not only is she a creative powerhouse with remarkable talent, she's also a Navy wife and a fan of the many benefits of the entrepreneurial life.
Check out the interview to learn more about Caitie, and be sure to take a peek at her amazing jewelry. We are in MAJOR love with her style!” // Independent She

Read the full interview here to see how I fell into jewelry design and what it's like to balance a business with being a military spouse.

That’s it for now. I hope you’re having a lovely Friday!

With Love, Light & Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

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