Julia Carnevali has been making things all her life. In 2015, after falling in love with a vintage acetate pin at an estate sale, she started making colorful, dimensional brooches inspired by the whimsical novelty jewelry of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and Tangerine Menagerie was born. As you can tell from her brooch designs, she loves books, bright colors, old movies, folktales, and creatures of all stripes.

In 2017, we expanded the Tangerine Menagerie family to include Kathy, who helps with shipping, and Sarah, our customer service guru. Julia still designs and makes each and every piece that we sell by hand. We hope our brooches add a little extra happiness to your days!