Acorn + Archer
Tell us about your business.Acorn + Archer is a Nashville-based accessories line inspired by natural specimens, ancient artifacts and the balance found in modern physics. With an emphasis on harmonious proportions, each design takes life as a sketch that is carefully translated into the appropriate medium by founder and designer Carolyn Burgess Sellers. Using primarily organic materials of wood, ceramics and leather Carolyn, along with her husband David, focus on reclaimed, recycled and sustainably sourced woods among other materials. When not creating jewelry, Carolyn can be found bringing new life to old relics or rearranging furniture like a mad woman. David is most at home in the kitchen or working to restore his 1972 BMW.
What makes your business stand out?We create something beautiful out of what would otherwise be discarded or burned.
What's the best business advice you've received?Design for yourself, not for the trends.
Mark Your Calendar
NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.Nominate yourself
JudgingJune 23–Sept. 8, 2014
Judges will select finalists throughout this period.Meet the judges
Online VotingSept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
Vote for your favorite American makers.See the finalists
Winners AnnouncedOct. 17, 2014
2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.See past Award Winners
American Made EventNov. 7–8, 2014
Join us for our annual event in New York City.Buy tickets now