My love for handcrafted artisan jewelry began while I was in college. I worked for a small business owner whose fabulous boutique carried the most amazing artisan jewelry. Working there really opened my eyes to the possibility of not only being a small business owner, but creating my own unique pieces of jewelry. It wasn't until many years later, and with the support of my husband, that I decided to take the plunge and venture into the world of jewelry design and selling my work.
I source my gemstones and materials from reputable suppliers that I've been working with for a number of years. When it comes to purchasing materials, I am very particular in what I choose to use in my designs. I want to offer my clients luxury gemstones, as well as high-end findings (chains, ear wires, clasps). The materials I purchase are those you would find being sold in high-end boutiques, and each stone I use in my designs is hand selected.
Besides exquisite gemstones, my other true love and passion is for antique and vintage pieces, particularly lockets. I spend a great deal of time searching for special pieces to re-invent, so that they can be worn and enjoyed by today's woman. There is something so special about using antique pieces that have a history and mixing them with modern elements to create a new, exciting piece of jewelry. Mixing old with new creates such a distinct style, and purchasing antique and vintage pieces is one way to be sure you have a truly one of a kind piece that is as unique as you!
Creating pieces that are wearable for every day is something I strive for; "casually elegant" pieces that can easily transition to formal or special occasions because they are classic in design.
Please enjoy browsing my shop, and feel free to drop me a note if you have any questions.