Twenty years ago Maya was working full-time as a social worker with inner-city youth in New York City. Work was grueling but she found peace each evening designing and handcrafting her own jewelry. She was inspired to make her own necklace, using the skills she had perfected during all of those nights of beading and wire wrapping. Soon strangers and acquaintances were asking who the designer was and Maya Brenner Designs was born. Maya Brenner jewelry is simple and classic, bold and modern and lovingly handmade in Los Angeles.