]amie Lyn Dorfman of Ax+Apple dabbled in almost every possible visual art before falling in love with jewelry design. Having worked on a few period films in her stint as a props person, she accumulated an assortment of vintage findings including an array of world coins, various men's pocket watch chains, and pen knives. She began artfully combining these and other fine vintage components, with a modern eye and an appreciation for "making things like they used to". As the demand for the line grew, so did the range of findings used in the pieces and in the spring of 2009, the first collection was born. Ax+Apple is currently based in Austin, Texas.