Electric Picks is jewelry inspired by music.
It’s for the renegades, romantics and visionaries. An avid music lover, Mj Barton collected guitar picks from concerts for years- one night she had a dream to put all those guitar picks into bracelets. Soon friends & strangers started asking her to do the same for them- and in 2011 Electric Picks was born.
In 2013 Mj partnered with Chantel Gia. Business women, best friends, music-lovers, and designers Chantel & Mj each bring a unique style to the brand.
The guitar picks are all either custom or vintage. Mj & Chantel love to scour vintage stores for inspiration. Using materials from their travels all around the world (Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, Morocco, Thailand, Paris, Capri, Monte Carlo, India etc) they mix gemstones, fine metals, and authentic guitar picks to create looks that aspire to be as timeless as music is.
Mj, a non-profit event planner turned jewelry designer, played classical piano for 12 years and guitar for 4 years. For her 8th birthday her parents bought her a lemonade stand, but instead of selling lemonade she peddled custom friendship bracelets to the whole neighborhood. She fused her love of music + fashion into Electric Picks Jewelry. She is still on the board of 2 non-profits and heavily involved in children's philanthropy causes. She is influenced by what she calls a “gypsy lifestyle”. She was born and raised in Chicago, but at 19 set out on her own and has lived in Arizona, Miami Beach, Dublin Ireland, and now resides in New York City.
While living in San Francisco, Ca with her family as a young girl, Chantel began working as a print/fit model on a steady basis. She fell deeply in love with the design aspect of the fashion industry; and it was there, at the young age of 11, she was made aware of a natural keen eye for style. Often she would offer design suggestions and find the following day that the designers, with decades of experience under their belts, had taken her advice. She has 2 degrees in Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising. Chantel also credits a similar "gypsy lifestyle," she's lived in Connecticut, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Miami, and now resides in Los Angeles.
We love what we do, and hope you love what we create!
Electric Picks is handmade in New York City (dancing in the streets).
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