Pigeon Heart Designs is created, knowing that the right jewelry acts as a tool to boost confidence & help you feel even better in your own skin.
This brand stands for self love & celebration of your truest version.
We hold steady to the vision of you feeling comfortable & empowered, & hope to create a bridge with our jewels as a vessel- catalyzing you to push the realms of your expression to stand out among the rest; feeling dedicated to & mobilized towards ethical sourcing & ecological connection & recognizing your role in the web. If you look good, you feel better. If you feel better, you do better. If you're doing better, you're up for doing your part in this big, beautiful, complicated world. Jewelry is truly a branch on the large tree of self-care.
My name is Lisa Hirsch & I am the designer & maker of all things PHD.
I'm a native New Yorker gone West, likely missing a real bagel as you read this. I grew up in between worlds, spending most of my formative years either on the beach or bopping around the city.
I left home at 17 & hit the open road.
My travels both domestic & abroad are in large part responsible for how I create & whom I create for: a little bit o' everybody; & all are welcomed here. Due to vast sourcing- the inspiration well has proven infinite for me so I create for a wide range of looks while doing my best to maintain a recognizable cohesiveness.
Pigeon Heart Designs (PHD) was born at the close of 2010, beginning as a side hustle while I was obtaining my Masters in Early Childhood Edu. After graduating I moved to the Bay Area & taught for several years with my jewelry business percolating in the background until I found myself with too many wholesale accounts to continue full time teaching. PHD was growing!
I began taking silversmithing classes online & at the local community college right before spring of 2019, when the pandemic hit & wound up relying solely on my business, & it was far better than I could've imagined! It was a big leap of faith/ the only viable source of income at that point, & since the world was essentially on pause I channeled my creative energy to learning & strengthening my craft. This has become my official full-time gig.
Portland, Oregon is where I now reside with my main squeeze & our little, sweet mutt Penique.
When I'm not running the business, you can find me gardening, out on a long walk, spending time with my people, trekking around some nature & smelling a lot of flowers, or exploring an abandoned house.
My biggest dream is to be an expat & live next to a welcoming body of not-too-cool water, & to make a big dinner about every other week with loved ones & share laughs around the table by candle light & sing songs together with full hearts & bellies.
I am committed to great customer service & am honored to make you jewelry to treasure & feel incredible in. Please feel free to contact me through the contact page on the website. I welcome questions, comments, and just saying hello!
If you own any Pigeon Heart Designs I would love to know how you are enjoying it & adore seeing photos of you & your pets in the pieces.
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Cheers to a lovely shopping experience & an investment that will bring you joy for many many years to come.
*My beautiful mother, Diana & I. She was a truly amazing woman who wore many creative hats & handed down similar genes & I'm so grateful to her. What a woman.
This site is a dedication to her.