How would you describe what you make?
I make jewelry for women who want more adventure in their lives. Combining hand formed metal with hand crocheted lace, my jewelry evokes travel and culture. Combining hard and soft materials is unexpected, stylish and fun to wear!
What drew you to this medium and style of work?
I love the combination of materials that are not traditionally used together and making art pieces that are truly wearable. Seeing my art as loved pieces in my customers wardrobe is truly a joy.
Can you tell us about your favorite piece in the current collection?
I absolutely love the Suna Earrings. They have the feel of a hoop earring and the profile of a statement. Perfect for dressing up your loungewear, hopping on a zoom call or strolling the neighborhood. I wear my Suna Earrings weekly!
If you could collaborate with anyone (living or not), who would it be and why?
I’m sitting here trying to answer this question. I think I would love to collaborate with a fashion designer to make jewelry and accessories that combine and become part of the clothing, using metal and lace with fabric. But, I can’t honestly say who that person would be!
What has 2020 meant to you / what have you learned / how have you grown?
2020 has been such a growth year for me and my business. And I mean growth in learning, not in numbers. I was very reliant on in-person events to keep the business going, even though what I wanted was more location independence. This year has helped me shift my focus and really focus more online and I love it!
Can you describe your favorite part of the process in your work?
I absolutely love crocheting the lace on all the pieces. This is the only reason I started making jewelry! It’s a meditation for me and I love the repetitive process.
When you are in the studio, what are you listening to?
My current favorites are anything by Sona Jobarteh and Sidiki Diabate. I listen to a lot of music from other cultures and especially love anything I can dance to!
What is your most treasured handmade possession?
I’ve worn my moms wedding ring since she passed last year and it was made by a local Seattle jeweler. It’s so special to me, keeping her close and it’s a stunning ring I love to look at!