: This story was originally published on June 17.
Anyone looking to turn a passion into a paycheck could learn a thing or two from design star Libby Diament
. The former 9-to-5’er pursued her dream of making jewelry full-time, and now her wares are sold in nearly 40 stores across the country —including mega-retailer Urban Outfitters and three shops here in the DMV. We stopped by the so-sweet designer’s home to see where she crafts her delicate, vintage-inspired pieces, and trust us: You won’t know what to crush on first — the adorable baubles, or the darling designer behind them.
Photographed by Sebastian Marin