Since launching 25 years ago, Erickson Beamon has become an international name in fashion jewelry, bedecking celebrities from Madonna in her “Like a Prayer” phase to Michelle Obama during her speech at the Democratic National Convention. Founders Karen Erickson and Vicki Beamon are also known for linking up with major designers, such as John Galliano and Oscar de la Renta. Last week, Erickson discussed handmade beaded baubles and the looks she partnered on at Zac Posen, Tony Cohen and Anna Sui.
WWD: How has the fashion jewelry market changed since you began?
Karen Erickson: I think people are more educated now, it has evolved. It’s crossed over into becoming a necessity for women’s wardrobes where they use accessories to define and empower themselves. Jewelry is really important to their individuality.
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