Over the years, BeBuddhaJewelry has changed and evolved since its inception. We have received much support and help from family and friends over the years and we are very grateful and appreciative of them! Below are some of the mainstays at BeBuddhaJewelry.
ERIN LEARY is the founder and designer at BeBuddhaJewelry. BeBuddhaJewelry literally started in her college dorm room! Check out the ABOUT US section to read about BeBuddhaJewelry started. When she is not designing and making jewelry she is a Sales Representative (basically a pizza salesman) for the legendary Gino’s East pizzeria in Chicago. She was born and raised in the tiny suburb of Riverside, just outside Chicago with her three brothers, dog, and parents. She has a slight addiction to dark chocolate and mozzarella di bufala. She lives for the summer, sunshine, and long runs. In addition to art & design some of her passions include cooking, eating, traveling, & exploring new things!
AMANDA GREGUS ie. BabyBuddha, although sometimes I call her my little elf because she magically helps things get done. 🙂 Over the past 2 years she has helped tremendously with BeBuddha- from everything stringing beads to making marketing materials. She grew up in Riverside, IL and attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Fashion is literally her PASSION! While majoring in Apparel Design, she had the opportunity to study in Colombia and London. Of course, she fell in love with London and hopes to move back one day to pursue a career in high fashion. She even worked with one of Beyonce’s (YES, I SAID BEYONCE!) designers while she was there! Amanda is currently working for a Chicago designer, Christina Karin, out of Bucktown and living the post-grad life.