I design and create pieces that focus on bright colors and unique shapes, embodying playfulness and a fresh perspective. My high quality construction blends uncommon elements and thought out details. I've always loved the details. I appreciate how what you wear and bring into your home, can highlight your personality, current mood and true self. I see accessories as an extension of each person's uniqueness.
Since I was little, creating with my hands has taken many forms. I was always bringing home something new and my mother was always finding a place to display it. To this day, my parents still hold on to items I made well over 30 years ago. As an adult, I still enjoy experimenting with new media and learning different crafts. Some of my favorites are sewing, water coloring during camping trips, collecting driftwood for mobiles, and building functional items for our home. Regardless and most importantly, I love to make and create with my hands and I have fun doing it!
My creative inspiration is gathered from my daily life as well as time spent in nature. I am drawn to colors when camping in the desert, spot shapes when walking down the street, and dream up designs in my mind. Wherever I am, I always try to have my sketchbook ready so I can capture designs and ideas.
In my jewelry, all semi-precious stones and beads are hand picked with intention to complement one another. I don't seek out "flawless" or inclusion free. I like inclusions. Many of the beads I use (either handmade, repurposed or purchased from other small or local businesses) are placed "backward" or opposite from one another on purpose. Something a little "off", a little different. Unique.
As an artist and local SF Bay Area business owner, I try to support other small, local businesses and fellow artists when purchasing my materials, as well as re-purposing when possible.
My colorful and shapely jewelry, sewn goods, and wall hangings are unique, small batch, and all handmade by me with intention, imagination & dedication in my SF Bay Area home (either at the kitchen table or my little handmade desk). Based in Walnut Creek, in the East Bay, I currently create three main jewelry collections: Stone, Metal + Wood, Ceramic Stoneware and Polymer Clay, though I am regularly incorporating different materials, such as felt, glass and acrylic. Many of my pieces are simple, as I believe that the colors, textures, and materials speak for themselves. I love the ability to create and add new and different offerings for all of you. Creating takes many forms, shapes and styles and I go where my hands and heart lead me!