Even before I began designing jewelry collections for retailers, I would design and create unique pieces to give to loved ones as gifts, or simply to wear myself.

I love to go to antique markets, tag sales, estate sales and look for old beads, buttons, bits and pieces of stuff, or vintage jewelry. Rummaging for hours on ends to uncover gifts from the past is a great passion of mine. I create new pieces of jewelry from the found bits and pieces that I discover along my journey often adding in a sentence or a word to share a meaningful message or idea.

My jewelry is timeless in look. Each piece is a unique, authentic treasure that carries a meaningful message within its eclectic style.

Today, I create my jewelry in much the same way as I did when I first began, except that now I work with the best jewelry manufacture in the world to create collections that sell to some of our finest retailers.

I love working collaboratively with other artisans to make the most beautiful and heartfelt pieces of jewelry that I can.

My line of jewelry, “Messages From The Heart”, is coming to JCPenny stores nationwide in the fall of 2014.