Ever since she was a young child, Trish has loved creating things with her hands. She started her first business at the age of twelve selling handmade barettes to boutiques in New York state.
Since that time Trish has continued to explore different mediums to express her creativity. She has always been drawn to the beauty and elegance of natural gemstones and sterling silver. Learning to manipulate these materials to create beautiful jewelry was a natural step for her.
In 2003 wanted to create something special that she and her seven siblings could keep with them to remind all of them of their connection as a family during a difficult time. She created a special bracelet for the women and a simple necklace for the men. These pieces drew many compliments from friends and strangers alike which encouraged her to persue jewelry design and silversmithing professionally.
From that time forward , Trish continued to expand her skills as a jewelry designer both through classes and hands-on experience. In early 2004 Trish Thackston Designs was launched and has received much positive attention since then. Trish's designs have been featured in Northern Virginia Magazine, the Alexandria Gazette and on the cover of Fairfax Woman Magazine.