“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – e.e. cummings
I’ve been a “closet” jewelry artist for years, manipulating metal as a way to escape the chaos of life as a mom, author, and entrepreneur. One day, someone saw one of my pieces and asked where she could buy them. Additional requests followed and, as they said, the rest is history.
That said, if anyone had suggested five years ago that at this point in my life I’d have 5 kids, a rambunctious dog, a studio filled with metal and files and polishing wheels, and designs coming to me in the wee hours of night, I’d have laughed.
Which is why I’m slowly learning that planning is (somewhat) pointless.
Recycled and upcycled materials are among my favorites; there’s nothing better, for example, than spying a unique rock lying amidst thousands of others, simply waiting to be noticed, and then featuring it as the focal point of a gorgeous cocktail ring.
Each of my pieces is individually handmade, allowing for slight variations which only add to the spirit and character of each piece. I’ve marched to the beat of my own drum since birth, so instead of designing to current trends, I tend to allow my pieces to decide for themselves what they want to be when they grow up. I then go into my closet (the only place where it’s quiet) and pray that the design might start a revolution or catch the eye of Tim Gunn, Sandra Bullock, or Melissa McCarthy. I’m passionate about creating pieces and collections that reflect my approach to life: sometimes deep, sometimes snarky, always honest, and I love working with clients to create custom pieces that will be treasured for a lifetime.
If you need to reach me immediately, you can likely find me at my nearest coffee shop.