HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY INSPIRED BY MOTHERHOOD
Meet Vania Morris, the creative behind Shop MOSS, a brand dedicated to crafting exquisite handmade pieces for women with a penchant for the extraordinary.
Morris’s Italian roots, combined with her background in graphic design and photography, have shaped her artistic journey and influenced the unique aesthetic that defines her creations.
Originally hailing from Italy, Vania found herself drawn to the warmth and charm of Huntsville in 2000. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), she embarked on a successful career as a wedding photographer.
Behind the lens, Vania’s world expanded as she embraced the roles of wife and mother. It was during this period of her life that Vania’s passion for jewelry-making took shape. The name of her jewelry brand, ShopMOSS, lovingly pays tribute to her beloved sons: Mother of Sons.
In 2018, Morris explains, “I took a leap of faith into the world of handcrafted jewelry and founded ShopMOSS, diving headfirst into the world of handcrafted jewelry. I believe that I was created to create.”
Her unique pieces are meticulously sculpted from clay, each delicate bloom a testament to her artistry. Drawing inspiration from her European heritage, Morris’s creations exude a captivating blend of femininity and elegance. The influence of her Italian upbringing is particularly evident in her ability to sculpt intricate roses and petals, a skill she developed during cherished moments spent with her great aunt.
Although Morris’s initial collection was an experiment, its stunning beauty managed to captivate the hearts of family and friends. Word spread quickly, and soon local boutique ELITAIRE embraced Vania’s creations, further fueling creative drive.
Morris hasn’t looked back since.
What sets Morris’s designs apart is the personal touch she infuses into each and every piece. By sculpting every delicate bloom by hand, she ensures that no two creations are ever the same. This devotion to uniqueness she believes, resonates deeply with women who seek to express their individuality through jewelry that tells a story. “My jewelry is all handcrafted, original designs, made for the gal who seeks the unique.”
Her handmade creations have adorned the necks, wrists, and ears of countless brides across the nation and graced the pages of high fashion magazines. Shop MOSS will even make an appearance in the latest season of the hit Netflix series, “Love is Blind.”
Whether you’re a bride searching for that perfect accessory or an individual seeking a statement piece, Morris’s jewelry promises to make you feel like a cherished work of art.