A small town girl, with big dreams. After many years of training in various arts and crafts programs throughout my early years, I knew very early on that I wanted to create wearable art. In fourth grade, I aquired a vast collection of jewelry supplies from my neighbor who passed, who happened to be a jewelry designer. Over the years, I taught myself how to assemble jewelry, and took a few local classes. The first piece of jewelry I made from the class sold right from my neck! At the time, I was studying clothing design at Kent State University, so decided to try a few traditional metalworking courses, and then truly found my passion. Post graduation, I landed a job in NYC working in luxury handbags, then for Calvin Klein, while continuing to design two collections per year. I officially launched my signature collection in November 2014.
Being New York based, I gain inspiration in everything from art galleries to nightlife, runways to real people, street style to exotic destinations. My point of view as a designer can be summed up in three words: expect the unexpected. You will find a juxtaposition of materials including: natural geodes and gemstones, crystals, metal fuzed stones, gold, chain, tassels, and various haberdasheries. I design each piece organically, starting with discovering beautiful materials, and designing around them.
I LOVE statement jewelry, and if it's dainty, I like to pile it on. I believe that accessories make the outfit, and are the best way to show off your individual style. And did I say that I am obsessed with crystals!? I have crystals-a-plenty, and as in nature, each is a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Because you cannot wear crystals head to toe at all times, I also design the "Must Have Collection" for some everyday glamour.
If you are also a lover of beautiful stones, one-of-a-kind pieces, and dainty fine jewelry, then we are a match made in heaven!