CREATIVES: Entrepreneur to Watch – Ursula Reynolds of Norcross, GA

Nov 27 2013

by Cheri Leavy

We love meeting new inspiring creatives via the southern coterie’s social network. We met jewelry designer and business woman Ursula Reynolds when she recently joined. She is real gem (pun intended)!

Ursula says of u.breyn jewelry, “My goal is to create a timeless piece you will wear for years and eventually pass down to a family member. At the end of the day, you know a U.Breyn piece will be meticulously designed, timeless, and colorful.” Learning more about her grandmother’s influence on her and just how much inspiration Ursula found from exploring her stylish well-appointed grandmother’s jewelry box as a child helps us understand how it all started.

Like most southern belles, Ursula was raised to believe in volunteerism and says, “Volunteers have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of communities worldwide.”

Ursula is a southern entrepreneur to keep an eye out for in Atlanta where we might find her scouting for vintage items to add to the collection or giving back to the community through organizations like the Junior League of Atlanta, High Museum of Art and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Get to know Ursula better here as we asked her to share what inspires her…


Vintage photographs from the 50s and 60s, antique stores, travel, and just being in the moment.

Theme Song:

The Best Is Yet To Come by Frank Sinatra. This song always gets me re-energized and I am ready to conquer the day!

Fave book or author:

Favorite Author- Philippa Gregory. Favorite Book- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

Fave Charity:Atlanta’s Ronald McDonald House Charities. I absolutely love their mission and they have helped countless families in our area and around the world. I was introduced to the organization through the Junior League of Atlanta and I have continued to stay involved.

#1 skill/attribute needed to be an entrepreneur:

Passion! I think that will separate you and make you stand out from the rest of your competition. When you have sincere passion for your craft, you will continue to work toward it, improve it, study it, and perfect it. The energy around you will shift and the universe conspires to help you! Never lose your passion.

Role model:

My fabulous and stylish grandmother. She sparked my love for jewels and stressed the importance of style and grace. She is the reason I never leave the house with a touch of lip gloss and my pearl stud earrings!

Favorite Social Media:

Twitter! I check it every morning when I head out for the day and every night before I go to bed. I have met so many great people through twitter and had so many new opportunities come my way!

Favorite quote:

When life gives you lemons, grab the vodka and throw a party!

Interesting tidbit about you or your business:

I met someone through Twitter who has a fabulous collection of loose stones from the 50s and 60s. I am so excited to work with her and I will be incorporating these stones into my collection for Spring 2014!!

u.breyn jewelry • P.O. Box 924481 • Norcross, GA 30010 • (678) 439-7683

The Southern Coterie is a social network ( with events ( that connect influencers, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals with an affinity for the South.

Enjoy this series where we introduce you to Southern creatives we find inspiring-

CHERI HARDEN LEAVY Co-Founder of The Southern Coterie

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Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
Building rapport and strengthening a sense of community:
• A community of female entrepreneurs through the The Southern Coterie and The Southern C Summit
• The faces and places of Athens that make our city so vibrant through guide2athens
• A community of devoted football fans through Bulldawg Illustrated
- Contributing editor to Coastal Illustrated, Executive Board Member of the UGA Alumni Association

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