Welcome to my store!
SOMETHING OLD & SOMETHING NEW
I thought I would share my story. I received a degree in Graphic Design and worked freelance for 20 years. Although I love design work, about 10 years ago I fell in love with creating jewelry. My style has evolved over the years and I have found that repurposing antique pieces and combining them with semi precious gemstones is the perfect balance for me. "Something Old & Something New"... I love history and all the beautiful antique jewelry out there just begging to have a new life. I enjoy finding old micro mosaics pieces from Italy and hand painted floral brooches and turning them into something new and different.
I work out of my home studio here in historic Sierra Madre California. Our town was founded in 1886 and I happen to live in one of the towns original homes. My Victorian home was built in 1890. I love everything vintage and I love gardens. Roses seem to be a theme throughout my house and throughout the jewelry I create. I can't get enough of them. I am a "rose-a-holic" for sure... and I don't apologize for it either. Along with repurposed pieces I have started making newer trendier pieces as well. I love making stacking bracelets with a California beachy vibe. Gemstone tassel necklaces are also fun to design. So many combinations of stones to choose from makes it fun and interesting.
I hope you enjoy my jewelry and chose to own a piece or two!
I will add some photos of my studio work space soon!