Chrystal Lynn Simmons, designer and founder of Chrystalyn, grew up in Texas.  She has always been creative but didn't stumble upon her love for handmade until 2005.

She prides herself on her whimsical approach to her work.  She gathers inspiration from a myriad of sources such as a textured piece of art, a 'stop everything song', or a dear friend's animated personality.  She views jewelry as something that should capture and emit a certain je ne sais quois about the person wearing it.

She currently resides in Kansas City with her husband, Daniel, and their baby Grace.  She tries to make a habit of passing on all the things about creativity that she had to learn the hard way.