Stephanie Montesanto (formerly, Stephanie Wirkkala) artist/entrepreneur, is the mastermind behind Jewels
for the LOO®. She is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San
Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Applied Art & Graphic Design and successfully worked in
the field of graphic design for a number of years with her own firm.
The concept for Jewels for the LOO® began in 2000, when she began
gluing beads to existing bolt covers. Her prototypes were well received and thus
she began modifying her designs using different mediums and artistic flair. In
2010, Stephanie came up with the solution of creating a durable line of Jewels in the
art of ceramic at Muddy's Studio in Southern California.
Stephanie spends time developing product
along with creating new ideas in the studio. Her products have become extremely
popular. This truly is a success story in the making.