We are Tooth & Nail Trading Co, otherwise known as Holly Williams + Krista DeJoseph, jewelry artists with a passion for all things beautiful and badass. We opened our little boutique on Magazine Street in 2014, and stocked it with unique clothing, local art and handmade treasures created by artists from around the country. And, of course, we also filled it with jewelry from our individual lines, Queens Metal and Small Change Finery.
In Spring 2016 we opened our second location in New Orleans' historic French Quarter.
We work with emerging brands, fair trade labels, and individual artists to offer shoppers a great selection of products, many of which can't be found anywhere else in New Orleans!
We love what we do, and we want share it! Visit our historic Magazine Street and French Quarter shops to see what we're working on. We always have fresh-from-the-bench jewelry, as well as new additions to our selection of housewares, art, clothing and gifts.
We are a team effort, powered by the talents, creativity and generosity of the New Orleans community. Nearly every element of our shops - our displays, signs, and even the tables and racks that hold our wares were handmade by fellow artists and friends.
We believe that one stunning handmade piece is worth more than a hundred "bargains" from a big box store. Every handmade piece was once held in the lap of it's maker. It was polished or formed or sewn by a pair of expert hands. When you take it home, it's story continues with you.