I was born and raised in Flint Michigan. My family owned women’s clothing stores that were similar to a department store. Growing up in retail is a huge part of who I am today. As far back as I can remember I was in the store taking it all in, the people, both shopping and the extended family working in the store. Taking in the shapes, smells and feel of what women wanted to enhance their internal happiness.
After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree, I began selling my own jewelry off of my wrist everywhere I went. I soon learned that designing and making jewelry was the direction that I should pursue. I have been attracted to metal as far back as I can remember. Growing up in an automotive town, seeing gears and heaps of scrap metal left me to imagine what I could do with all of the metal.
My designs are from the heart. I get my ideas from nature and man mimicking nature. More recently my work has a more colorful flare. I design jewelry for the every day woman. Jewelry that becomes a part of you. Something that you don’t have to think about. It all goes together and it’s easy to wear. You never have to take it off, you can go to the gym, hang out with your kids/ family or dress it up. I hope that you find that it becomes a part of you too. Have fun starting your collection.