Hi! I’m Neeli, creator/designer of tweet & peep jewelry. Here’s a bit about me and how my jewelry collection came to be.
As a young girl, I always loved accessories (mostly jewelry and bags). My mom will tell you I always carried a purse stocked with my favorite flavored lip glosses. As an adult, I still love to accessorize! My husband will tell you how I’m obsessed with bags…I have quite a collection of handmade, grey leather bags. And of course, I still love to jewelry. Tyler and I are pictured here from one night after a long weekend pop-up show. She is a great helper and loves accessories as much as I do!!
A few years ago, I started making bracelets for my family and friends as gifts. In 2017, I decided to get serious with an online shop as well as hosting parties to share my pieces with others. I thought long and hard about a name for my small business. My father-in-law has a nickname for everyone so his creativity was the inspiration for my brand's name. He came up with the nickname Tweety for my daughter Tyler and Peepers for my niece Briana.
I wanted to use a name that was special to me and how better to represent my brand than to use the nicknames of my two favorite girls….Hence the name Tweet & Peep (for short). Tyler loves to help make bracelets with me, sell at pop-ups, and pick out her favorites to show shoppers while Briana uses her great fashion sense to pick out beads & loves to give her input on my creations. Here is a glimpse of my Tweet & Peep.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin (hook ‘em) and enjoy spending time with my family. Jewelry making consumes my time after the kids are asleep and/or in the moment when I get an idea for a new style. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and have two super cool kids – Tyler (8), Will (4). I work full-time in the clinical research industry, run 2-4 times a week (normally at 5 AM with my friend Jennie), support my children’s extracurricular activities such as swimming, softball, golf (just to name a few).
Now on to the speed round.....Below are 10 facts you may not know about me:
#1 My senior year, I was my high school Mascot – Go Eagles!
#2 Graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a Biology degree.
#3 Work full-time as an Associate Director for a Pharmaceuticals Research Services Company.
#4 Married to my high school sweetheart.
#5 Mama to 2 amazing kiddos - Tyler and Will.
#6 Started making lip balm and candles first, but one night my ingredients exploded in the microwave; and therefore, it was time to find to come on to a new adventure.
#7 Featured in multiple fashion editorials - magazines, fashion blogs.
#8 Caffeine and beer (oh and wine) are my weaknesses.
#9 I'm up at 4:45 AM on MWF, so I can work-out before anyone wakes up.
#10 When I was young, I wanted to be a Pediatrician, have 10 kids, and wanted a purple truck. (not sure how I would fit all the kids in this truck...)
I love creating pieces to accent your everyday attire or a special occasion. I hope you enjoy my pieces and visit again soon!!