As a child, I often found myself in fabric and yarn stores, staring at endless rows of color and walls of texture, mesmerized by all of the hues. While my Mom is a consummate designer in a multitude of media, I never quite found my niche in wools and cottons. My first love was young, and at the age of six, I was smitten. It was a black and jewel tone paisley corduroy jumper with brilliant greens, reds and gold. My Mom re-purposed it, as she frequently did for our big family.
I’ve always had a proclivity to assess color combinations. Basically a color ethos, an implicit code about what works. It comes second-hand, and when I started designing pieces for myself, that voice intensified. It wasn’t until after I visited Sundance, that I seriously considered designing. I always buy a piece of jewelry as a momento from my travels. I couldn’t find really artistic, organic pieces that spoke to me. When I found some amazing Alexis Bittar citrine earrings for a friend, I realized that I could create beautiful gemstone jewelry without using precious metal.
Accessories have always been the most exciting and expressive part of my wardrobe, especially working for Fortune 500 companies. Anything goes with a black suit. As a frustrated artist, jewelry always allowed me to express my artistic taste and moods. After a long bout of illness, I realized that my sensitivity to stones had deepened and I wanted to figure out how to wear them tastefully.
A friend recently described me as an “Enhancer”, as I’ve always sourced great satisfaction from decorating. I believe that every woman holds a powerful beauty. I want my clients to emanate beauty, feel grounded, and truly live in my jewelry.