It was a summer trip to Big Sur, as a child, that ignited my passion for beads and gemstones. My father wanted to spend time together and we embarked on this adventure together. We visited a small tourist shop there that was brimming with crystal points and semi-precious stones. To me, there was just something so magical about the beauty that was found naturally in the great wilderness. I purchase several stones that day and began my very own "rock" collection.
Soon after our trip, my father presented me with my own rock tumbler and I was completely hooked. The beauty, brilliance and light that a freshly tumbled stone reveals is one of the most mesmerizing occurrences that I've even seen. And it is what inspired me to become a jewelry designer.
I now purchase most of the luminous semi-precious beads that I use in my designs from other Etsy sellers, with most of them originating from Canada and Brazil. I am very particular in the selection of each one of my beads to ensure a stellar jewelry design that will impress each time it is worn.
On any given day, I can be found perched in my home studio working hard on a new jewelry creation. The simplicity of each stone and its' natural beauty is what inspires each one of my designs. Sometimes, less really is more. I engage a minimalist approach with each one of my handmade creations to bring out your inner beauty so that you will truly shine.
All of my items also make exceptional gift ideas for any occasion.