I design and craft pieces for everyday use that embody a spirit of playfulness and a fresh perspective while incorporating a vibrant pallet of colors and unique shapes.
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 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 35 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 treasures when camping, 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 beautiful 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.
Each handcrafted piece of my playful and vibrant jewelry, sewn good, and wall hanging is made with intention, imagination, and dedication in my SF Bay Area home, whether at my kitchen table or handmade desk. Each piece is produced either one-of-a-kind or small batch, ensuring it's individuality. 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 glass, 3D printed beads designed by me, and seed beads. Many of my pieces are simple, as I believe that the vibrant 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!