My journey into jewelry design began one Christmas when I was around eight or nine. My grandmother gave me a giant box filled with every type of bead, string, wire, clasp, and tool that I would need to jump right in and start creating. It was like a treasure chest for me and remains to this day one of the best gifts I have ever received. In high school I would bring my jewelry to school and sell to my classmates during lunch. I also started to participate in small craft shows in and around my hometown. Fast forward a few years to when I studied jewelry design at FIT in NYC while also working at a high end jewelry store and apprenticing with the store’s master jewelers. My aspiration was always to become a fine jewelry designer, working in traditional fabrication methods of casting and metalwork. As I continued to work toward this goal I became pregnant with my first child and could not in good conscience expose myself and my child to the chemicals and fumes that accompany those processes. So I turned back to my first love, beads, and I haven’t looked back since. As my children grew, I continuously worked to hone and perfect my technique until I achieved my vision of creating fine jewelry with gemstone beads, pearls, and precious metal wire. Every piece of my jewelry tells a story and has an inspiration, whether from nature, a certain historical period, or the materials themselves. I constantly seek out unique, character filled gemstones that you don’t see in traditional fine jewelry. I consider all my designs to be wearable sculpture. Every piece I design is absolutely one of a kind, which ensures that the art jewelry you choose is as unique and special as you are.