My passion for jewelry began at a very young age with things as simple as a can of old skeleton keys and jewelry that was once my grandmothers, passed on to me by my mother. Looking back it seems I was always drawn to the classic vintage pieces that my grandparents and parents had, which perhaps were my first true sources of creative inspiration. Years later the elements I find beauty in remain similar, from a coffee can to old tools found in a garage and even scraps from a torn down house.
For my business my husband and i spend a considerable amount of time shopping for unique parts, researching supplies, and crafting each piece myself. The line is constantly changing with new materials and concepts, which keeps it inventive and appealing to a diverse clientele.
Antiques and vintage pieces were made to last which is why using recycled and repurposed materials is such a simple choice. The jewelry I create encompasses everything I adore: antiques, vintage items, recycled materials and even a little sparkle. Every piece has a story that makes it unique. It was once gently loved, holds someone’s memories, and can be Upcycled as a new treasure for new memories and more love. Hearing that my jewelry reminds people of things like their mother, their grandfather, or a childhood home brings me great joy and is an aspect of this career that I truly love.
I reside in beautiful Southern California, and travel whenever possible to find new inspiration. I am deeply grateful to have the support of my loved ones as I pursue this passion. Their encouragement motivates me to continue down this path of creativity. I am especially blessed to have the support of my husband Patrick, who now is equally excited about the treasure hunt and, also helps me with every street fair and event I take my creations to.