Artistic experimentation, creative play and positive vision are the guiding forces behind my organic jewellery style which combines Georgian Bay beach stones, colourful paper decoupage and lead-free silver solder as the ‘canvas’, primary design element, and framework of my unique jewellery. Finding connections between the unique textures, shapes, contours and designs of each beach stone and fragmented paper I use, results in whimsical, one of a kind creations inspired by my love of colour, design and nature.
Bella Grey grew from a not-so-distant time when my life was filled with uncertain and challenging personal circumstances (the end of a lengthy marriage, breast cancer, and the loss of my full-time job, all within a one year period) and my jewellery is very much symbolic of the positivity, strength and resilience I discovered by allowing my creativity to flow freely (without limitations or hesitations, for the first time in my life) and help guide me through those experiences. It is the most obvious manifestation of the new life I created for myself and my daughters, and the ongoing joy that has come with it. It’s this joy and power of positivity that I feel I’m sharing with others when I make and sell my jewellery.