Artist Spotlight: Designs by Lucinda
Lucinda Yates is the designer behind Designs by Lucinda
~ Killingsworth ~ Columbia, South Carolina
What exciting things will you be bringing to the Local Treasures one day market February 25?
We've been creating and selling our unique one-of-a-kind pins for 23 years. Designs by Lucinda is a cause-related business dedicated to creating affordable handcrafted jewelry of the highest quality for the purpose of bringing financial help and awareness to non-profit organizations such as Killingsworth from Columbia, South Carolina.
What inspires you to make what you make?
Lucinda Yates was always – and still is – known to be a uniquely creative person with a strong sense of purpose and direction. In the early 1980’s due to unforeseen circumstances Lucinda and her young daughter found themselves homeless.
Knowing she had to do something Lucinda used her creativity and drive and started to make fashion jewelry. One day she designed a simple pin in the shape of a house. Lucinda knew at that moment she could help others. After 23 years, we still refers to this as the Eureka moment.
Lucinda's first House Pins would become the perfect fundraiser for a local shelter. The idea behind the pin was to raise money for the homeless, and at the same time, create a greater awareness of homelessness in her community. The pin was a success on both counts. Lucinda’s experience of homelessness would come full circle and a company with a conscience was born. . .Designs by Lucinda.
Columbia, South Carolina