As a child Claire Hannafin, the designer behind studioHannafin, displayed an intuitive flair for design and an eye for color and form. Whether it was designing clothes for her paper dolls or redecorating Barbie's 'house', Claire was one never to be without a creative project and has long been fashioning designs for herself, her friends, and her family.

This passion for the creative process led to the establishment of studioHannafin in the mid-90's. Under the studioHannafin label, Claire designed and tailored bespoke baby and toddler jackets from vintage fabrics, whimsical findings, and antique buttons. These one-of-a-kind jackets were sold nationally in select children's shops and boutiques.

In 2004, Claire's artistic interests and creative thoughts turned to jewelry design.  It was then that the classic yet bold necklace collections of studioHannafin came to be. With her eye for hues and contours, she honed her innate skills and artful eye through collaboration with other artisans and formal design instruction.

In 2017, after more than 40 years as a financial services professional, Claire turned her full attention to studioHannafin with the expanded collections you now see today.