CUSTOM DESIGNS JUST FOR YOU
I am an artist based in Everett, Washington state, specializing in unique pieces of wire-wrap jewelry. I have always enjoyed jewelry. As a child growing up in Africa, I didn't get much of a chance to own or wear it. It just wasn't important in my family and, well, with four kids in my family, jewelry for little girls just was not factored into the family budget. I actually did manage to build up a small hoard of trinkets, often well worn, sometimes broken, the "gifts" from friends who didn't want them anymore. That was then!
Today, I love to wear beautiful jewelry and to find pieces that reflect who I am and to enhance what I'm wearing. While I enjoy wearing jewelry it didn't occur to me that I could design and create it myself! I was too busy focusing as a teacher and then administrator in an education career where creativity was limited to writing manuals and successful school programs. I did enjoy doing those things because I like to plan and organize and develop new or better systems. While on Sabbatical, I found I missed two things very much: being surrounded by people, and using my creativity. One day, on impulse, I bought some beads, wire, and jewelry tools at the store and began to design and make jewelry. I sold several pieces at a garage sale.. Friends who saw my work loved it too, buying their favorite designs on the spot. They told me I had to make my work available to others.
I TAKE PIECE AND MOLD THEM INTO SMOOTH ORGANIC SHAPES, GLASS SWIRLED THROUGH WITH COLOR, LUMINOUS PEARLS, ELEGANT BEADS AND SILVER TO CREATE MY PIECES. AS I WORK, I THINK OF PEOPLE I HAVE MET AND WILL MEET IN THE FUTURE. AS A RESULT, THE PENDANTS AND EARRINGS I CREATE ALMOST DESIGN THEMSELVES AROUND PERSONALITIES. SOME PIECES SEEM TO FLOW TOGETHER IN A HARMONY OF COLOR AND SHAPE, WHILE OTHERS MAKE A BOLD STATEMENT, BRIGHT, UNUSUAL AND DARING. OFTEN, AFTER A FEW MOMENTS OF CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE, I CAN TELL WHICH OF MY JEWELRY WAS MADE FOR THIS PERSON. I'M QUITE OFTEN RIGHT, IT'S AS THOUGH I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT PERSON WHEN I WAS MAKING THAT PIECE! I LOVE THAT MOMENT WHEN SOMEONE FINDS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR! THUS EACH PENDANT IS "UNIQUELY DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU".
I am constantly coming up with new ideas for pendants and earrings. When people visit my booth, I enjoy working with them to find the right piece, even altering an existing pendant or set of earrings or developing a new piece entirely with input from the customer. Together we come up with something that is just exactly right I love what I do! I invite you to browse my collection and find something that was designed just for you!