About Us

         Fringe Studio & Designs is the brainchild of husband and wife team, Zack & Cate Tsahalis. Cate was introduced into the artisan jewelry world as a teenager—her summer weekends were toiled away selling jewelry at the New York Renaissance Festival; her weekdays were spent in a production shop. When Zack joined the business, he became the company’s sole puzzle ring maker. He spent 14 years learning the ins and outs of the trade—designing, manufacturing, customer service, and small-business management.