My love for handcrafted artisan jewelry began while I was in college. I worked for a small business owner whose fabulous boutique carried the most amazing artisan jewelry. Working there really opened my eyes to the possibility of not only being a small business owner, but creating my own unique pieces of jewelry. It wasn't until many years later that I decided, with the support of my husband, to take the plunge and venture into the world of jewelry design and Etsy.
I source my gemstones and materials from reputable suppliers that I've been working with for a number of years. When it comes to purchasing materials, I am very particular in what I choose to use in my designs. I want to offer my clients luxury gemstones, as well as high-end findings (chains, ear wires, clasps). The materials I purchase are those you would find being sold in high-end boutiques. Besides exquisite gemstones, my other true love and passion is for antique and vintage pieces, particularly lockets. I spend a great deal of time searching for special pieces to re-invent, so that they can be worn and enjoyed by today's woman. There is something so special about mixing antique pieces that have a history and reinterpreting them for modern times.
Creating pieces that are wearable for every day is something I strive for; "casually elegant" pieces that can easily transition to formal or special occasions because they are classic in design. Although you will find some trendy pieces in the shop every now and then, (sometimes, those are just fun to do! ) I really prefer to stick to the classics. Knowing that a piece of my jewelry will always remain in style and can be worn effortlessly for years makes me proud.
Please enjoy browsing my shop. I enjoy doing custom orders, and would be thrilled to work with you on a project if you have something in mind that you do not see in my shop.
Thank you for visiting! ~Susan