I make jewellery that is unique and one of a kind. I work in copper as well as sterling silver, embellished with natural stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski pearls and crystals using a wire weaving technique that is one of the oldest and dates back to the Vikings.
While I’ve been a crafting artist all my life, I began making jewellery just over 4 years ago. It all started with the all too soon passing of a dear friend who left all of her jewellery to my sisters and me. While not diamonds and gold, it was worth more in memories and has given us much pleasure and inspiration in keeping her spirit alive. She had many boxes of jewellery that she had acquired from all over the world. Many pieces were purchased from women artisans in the view to help them get their businesses off the ground, in particular those in developing countries where ‘art amongst poverty’ is especially unique. While some of the pieces were dated, I began to re-purpose them into something more contemporary. To this day I still have many beads from her collection and work to incorporate a bit of her spirit into each piece with a bead or clasp. In her memory, and to keep perpetuating her spirit of support to women, I donate a portion of all profits to charity who’s mandate is to enrich women’s lives in some way.