Meet Tiffany Scott
Founder & Designer
Contrary to popular belief, the woman behind Holly Lane is not named “Holly.” Though she is called “Holly” often, she’s actually designer and Holly Lane founder, Tiffany Scott. Holly Lane is the name of the street where Tiffany and her family lived when she founded the business.
Tiffany was always drawn to art, but she suffered from the comparison trap in high school and “didn’t even dare try it.” In college, she studied business and eventually tiptoed into art classes at George Mason University where she earned an arts management degree. She began with woodworking. She eventually moved on to beadwork when a friend introduced her to a beaded lamp shade. “We were particularly broke that year,” Tiffany remembered. “I decided I would make beaded jewelry to give as gifts that Christmas.” Tiffany started playing with the combinations and details and fell in love. She was eventually introduced to silver by another friend and began making pendants.
The Holly Lane story really began when Tiffany came to know the Lord. She did not grow up in a Christian home but met God because of people in her life that shared the Gospel with her.
She was doing a Bible study at church when she prayed “Lord, what is it I’m supposed to be doing?” She was in the throes of life as a stay at home mom, homeschooling her young children, and working in silver. As clear as it could be she heard the Lord say, “Go home and do this for me.”
Her approach to designing silver jewelry is a bit unusual. Tiffany starts the design process by finding a verse that she wants to base a design on. Then she grabs paper and begins sketching out a design.
When she’s pleased with the design, she begins to bring the piece to life using clay. The piece is then dried thoroughly and she’ll follow up by doing any sanding or detail finishing work. She places the piece into the kiln. After it comes out of the kiln she uses a wire brush to polish it and then it’s thrown into the tumbler. A beautiful shiny piece emerges at the end of the tumbling process. Then it is sent away. A mold is taken and then its cast in sterling silver.
Tiffany started by creating a handful of pieces and made them available at a few small craft shows at churches. With no expectations and no large aspirations, she has continually been blown away by the way that Holly Lane designs resonate with so many people she meets in person year after year.
As a designer, Tiffany’s aesthetic is handcrafted, detailed and earthy. She is drawn to quirky, colorful styles with beading, and a meaningful, artisan look in her silver designs.
Tiffany and her husband live on ten acres in Montpelier, Virginia with their five children, two dogs and three cats. “We’re trying to raise great kids who love Jesus,” said Tiffany. When she’s not designing jewelry and running Holly Lane, you might find Tiffany homeschooling her kids, elbow deep in her garden, or dreaming about her next traveling adventure.
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Her favorite Holly Lane piece is the Lost Sheep Collection. “I love how the pearl reminds me of my value to God; how he pursues me, found me and gives that relentless love to each of us.”
Janine has been a part of the company for years. She actually grew up on Holly Lane down the street from Tiffany’s family. The Holly Lane logo you see today was created by Janine when she was just 16!
“For me, Holly Lane is the perfect blend of beautiful and meaningful. If our jewelry can be a way to help you hide His Word in your heart and share it with others—that’s the fire that keeps me burning.” -Janine
One of Tracey’s favorite stories of sharing a Holly Lane piece happened in an unexpected place—a UPS store. God used a piece not only for her to share with others but also to remind her of His promises: “God turned a hectic moment into a priceless opportunity when I needed to fix a problem in a rush. I was able to share with two ladies working the counter at our local UPS drop-off. One lady commented on my Compass Ring and as I was explaining the meaning behind it and the mission of Holly Lane and another woman came to listen in.
It reminded me that even in my stressful and hectic moments, God sees me. He has things under control, and can turn seemingly bad moments into great ones!” -Tracey
When Abby isn't working or studying, she can be found memorizing lines for her next theater performance or diving into the deep end of a nearby swimming pool.
We're so thankful to have Abby's helping hands and joyful spirit at Holly Lane.