Amanda Duncan

Welcome to Simply Adorned 79! I am a native of Cary NC and currently reside in Wilson NC with my partner, Jeff Bell, my two children, as well as Jeff's two children. Growing up in the historic downtown Cary home of Marcus B. Dry, I learned to appreciate the expressive romance of the past, the simple, and the unique. I was constantly saturated in textures, patterns, colors, the new, and the old as well as the creative and innovative artistic influences of my wonderful parents and sisters. Much of who I am as an artist stems from my childhood. It thrills me to think that as an adult I can utilized my childhood environment to interpret and express myself through jewelry design. I love creating leather necklaces, bracelets and earrings for others to wear that are affordable pieces of art.

Simply Adorned 79 began in August of 2018 when I took a leap of faith and chose to make SA79 a full-time job. I had explored laser-cut, leather jewelry design years before but decided to devote myself to the concept when I saw the opportunity to create a flexible work schedule that allowed for needed time with my children. Being a single mother has been the greatest challenge of my life. I am humbled daily by the love I receive from my community - business support that allows me to feel present and engaged with Cullen and Tegan. Currently, SA79 jewelry is for sale in over ten North Carolina brick and mortar gift shops and boutiques as well as online. I am working towards expanding the SA79 brand to out of state and other NC retail locations. Please connect with me on social media to stay up-to-date on events and new designs for sale.

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I consider customers to be a part of the family. Please be in touch and I look forward to hearing from you!