Sports Illustrated Explores St. Croix & ib designs

We recently were graced with a visit from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Kamie Crawford. SI is highlighting adventures of their models, diving into the bespoke and local cultures. Kamie and Sports Illustrated ventured around St. Croix exploring our beautiful beaches, island jewelry from ib designs, clothing by My Sisters Closet, local cuisine Chicken Shack and Mutiny Island Vodka.

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We showcased a little slice of our Crucian culture by featuring Chaney and our signature collection, Infinity! Most of you might already know, Chaney is broken pieces of china found in the ground of older properties or on our magical beaches in St. Croix from the 1750’s to early 1900’s. Growing up, local kids on St. Croix would find the treasures and use as play money. Hence the name “Chaney” China-Money. Read further about Chaney on our “Chaney Lore” blog post.

Abbie Massicott ib designs jeweler hand making jewelry

Our Infinity Collection was Whealan’s first design long before we ever had a storefront. The Infinity design reflects the endless soul fulfilling feelings invoked by the Caribbean Sea and local color of its people. May the pieces be worn as a symbol of everlasting friendship, love or memories.

Kimberly Hummers, our lovely co-host, alongside Abbie Massicott, Kris and Whealan’s son, take Sports Illustrated viewers on an little journey inside the “island boy” and feel good jewelry.

Did you know St. Croix makes it’s own Mutiny Island Vodka?

Also featured in this video, Mutiny Island Vodka created and produced right here is St. Croix! ib designs has a close connection with Mutiny, as our Breadfruit Collection was a collaborative design created to give back to our Caribbean communities. Read more on our “Feel Good Jewelry: Giving Back to Our Virgin Islands and Oceans” blog.

Mutiny Island Vodka made in St. Croix, 
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THE WORLD’S FIRST AND ONLY ISLAND VODKA® MADE FROM BREADFRUIT

We strive to bring the rich, tropical experience of the U.S. Virgin Islands to consumers around the world with all natural ingredients that come together for silky smooth, versatile vodka and infusions that speak or themselves. Conceived on the island of St. Croix and perfected in 2017, the year of the hurricanes, Mutiny Island Vodka unleashes an unforgettable taste that is distinctive and clear and clean, a true island vodka with a luxurious smoothness that takes you to the trade winds and blue waters of its island home.” (Mutiny Island Vodka, n.d.)

Happy viewing! Thank you for sharing this journey with us! Check out below our ib swimsuit models. Special thanks to St. Croix Tourism, Sports Illustrated and SI Swimsuit goddess Kamie Crawford for sharing this experience with us! Follow @si_swimsuit and @kamiecrawford.