I'm LaJoie, owner and designer at Stella Joie. I live near Dallas, Texas with my husband, James, and my goofy cat, Smoltzie. I'm an English instructor and PhD student writing my dissertation on 17th-century British poetry. (I've been in school for....basically my entire life. I guess you could say I am a professional lifelong learner? 😅) I have always loved jewelry and fashion, qualities I learned from my amazing French Canadian grandmother. 

I started Stella Joie Designs in July of 2020 as a hands-on creative outlet that allowed me some time away from the books but didn't require being outdoors in the Texas heat. I've been overwhelmed by the support and love of my friends, family, and the artistic and small business communities in propelling my business to what it is today. I'm still learning and growing, and I can't wait to see what's in store for us next!