All New American loves shout outs so when a jewelry designer in Louisiana emailed us about presenting her story, we were more than happy to oblige. Secondline Jewels is this week’s featured Monday Maker, a small business crafting a quality American Made product in Broussard, LA.
Please meet Rozalyn Galyean.
The daughter of musicians, Roz grew up in a very talented and artistic family and in her own words, “was not gifted with the musical gene.” This did not stop her, however, from channeling her ‘other’ artistic genes into a different direction, that of making jewelry. She dabbled for years making pieces using semi-precious stones, feathers and fabric. It was only after her ‘percussionist’ husband, Collin, thoughtfully gifted her with a necklace made from Tiffany Lamson’s broken cymbals, that Roz found her calling.
Her ‘aha’ moment was the realization that she could combine her love for making jewelry with her love for music by repurposing percussion instruments into beautiful wearable pieces of art.
She created Secondline Jewels in 2012.
‘Secondline’ – Giving broken drummers cymbals a second life.
Roz drafts her designs on paper.
She then takes her latest cracked, broken cymbals
and cuts them up with a bandsaw
according to her templates.
The edges get filed
and the piece is then hand-polished to an exquisite sheen.
Each piece has been touched by a human hand making the collection a quality American Made product.
In her custom studio, Roz assembles the cut segments into beautiful pieces of wearable art.
One cymbal can yield a multitude of slices.
Into her movable display crate she can put all her pieces and just open it up as it doubles as her booth and table.
Roz works out of a repurposed 20ft. storage container her Dad gave her from his shipyard.
It’s her ‘dream space’ and she proudly named it Studio Tortue.
A found vintage storage unit holds all the jewelry making tools she needs in order to create her beautiful items.
A stunning drum cymbal cuff.
This one of a kind drum cymbal ring.
One of her favorite things to do is to attend concerts, witness live music, try to meet the band and collect broken cymbals from the percussionists.
Roz has a signature line consisting of cymbals from famous drummers. They sign the bell and Roz donates a percentage of those sales to the drummers favorite charity.
Ferit Odman, a Turkish jazz drummer requested to be part of Roz’s Signature Line.
He wears his Majesty Tie Tac and Cuff Links made from his vintage cymbal to work all the time!
All New American is delighted to present another ‘Made in the USA’ company offering a quality American Made product. Since 2012, Secondline Jewels, a small business located in Broussard, LA has been crafting beautiful pieces of art one repurposed cymbal at a time. Roz can be proud to be part of the American community that is fuel for the engine that makes America great.