Meet jewelry designer, Evelyn Brooks and see items from her collection, EvelynBrooks Designs, during this special featured designer trunk show.
Evelyn Brooks is a Peruvian-American jewelry designer based in Washington, D.C. She founded her company in 2004, with the vision of designing, producing and manufacturing eco-friendly jewelry designs showing the world the rich Peruvian history through innovative, modern and sustainable jewelry pieces.
This collection uses natural seeds from the Peruvian Amazon known as Huayruros (why-ee-ru-ros). These naturally red and black seeds are carefully handpicked by a fair paid ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon. Huayruro seeds come to our customers in their natural state and no chemicals have been used to give them the red/black color and shine they possess. Each of the pieces is carefully handcrafted, inspired by Evelyn's Peruvian heritage fused with the latest jewelry trends.
Evelyn graduated from the Gemological Institute of America in New York and she also attended the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria, VA, where she specialized in sustainable eco-jewelry. Evelyn shares her success and experience as a jewelry entrepreneur through her blog, as well as a motivational speaker at conferences throughout the United States and worldwide. Since 2008, she has been teaching jewelry classes in Spanish and English at the Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Her jewelry is presently exhibited at some of the most prestigious galleries of art, museums and boutiques in the United States and she is regularly invited to participate in shows and exhibitions.
Dates and Hours:
Thursday April 25 to Sunday April 28
Thursday 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free. National Building Museum Shop.
Purchase jewelry by Evelyn Brooks Designs using our online store or visit her in the Museum Shop to see more of her jewelry collection.
Questions? Contact the Museum Shop.