Visual Problem Solving
I am a creative entrepreneur with a degree in visual arts and science. I love to work with my hands and create something, not only visually pleasing, but also functional. Throughout high school and college, I really enjoyed math and computer science. Computer programming and website development allowed me to create visually appealing solutions through logic and problem solving. What I enjoy most about what I do is the feeling of accomplishment when I have helped a client find a solution to their needs.
I’ve had many jobs, from office work to physical retail and sales. I’ve been working for about four years, on the side, as a department head and merchandiser (as well as a part-time custom framer) for a large home décor and craft solutions company. Being a bit of a perfectionist and detail oriented individual, my visual input has not gone unnoticed. Before that, I have spent my time learning about business and marketing through smaller companies, helping them with their digital graphics, marketing and online presence. While digital graphics was my pursuit for many years, it left a gap. I was missing that connection and feeling I got when I crafted with my hands, so I started to search for a new direction.
More Than Something You Wear
To obtain my early college goals, I had to take various art courses which introduced me to different art styles and materials. One of those courses was jewelry-making. This class opened my eyes to endless possibilities for visual function and taught me how jewelry is much more than just something you wear. Jewelry is wearable art, a statement piece, a message that has personal meaning and tells a story about the person who wears it. Every detail, from metals to beads and stones are carefully chosen for each piece. This inspired me and has become more than just a side hobby, but a passion. I realized that I can combine my experience and knowledge of online marketing and retail merchandising to create an online shop, where I can share my designs with others.
You Are Unique
My jewelry is all handmade from my own hands. Most are one-of-a-kind pieces that no one else can have. NO ONE. It tells a personal story about you. They are made for you and you only, because you, your personality and your story are one-of-a-kind.
Have A Little Fun
I am a simplistic, modern and down-to-earth person, but like to be fun and spontaneous at times, and my jewelry reflects that. I like to use clean lines and elegant shapes with soft or rich colors, but sometimes I will throw a bright color or playful element into the mix. We’re all entitled a little fun now and then, right?
You Are Not Boring
I choose materials based, not only on design, but also on quality and functionality. I try to use high quality metals, beads and stones for long lasting beauty. I know many people have sensitive skin, so I am now making all of my new pieces with either genuine sterling silver or hypoallergenic nickel-free metals. I try to choose my colors based on current fashion trends. I use a lot of beads in my design because I love using color and texture, which gives movement and life, creating feelings and moods. I tend to avoid jewelry with just metal and no interesting, colorful element. To me it seems a bit boring. I am not boring and neither are you.
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” -Proverbs 3:27
Being an individual with Christian beliefs, I have always tried to help others and lead a good example of Christ’s love. I strive for any opportunity to help charities or foundations through my business. I donate pieces for charity auctions and enjoy showing at special charity events when I can. In the future I hope my business grows and I am able to team up with multiple charity foundations, where most (if not all) my sales will contribute to those in need.