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It was on an indian reservation in Arizona that I first began my love affair with Turquoise. I was 7 years old at the time, and my Mother loved to look at the Native American jewelry while we visited our relatives in Tucson, AZ. The turquoise stone has been a source of calm for me since then, and it continues to be my favorite stone to work with.

For years I have experimented with jewelry making and used my Mother as my muse. Her incredibly supportive nature and unwavering pride finally led me to share my jewelry with the world. In 2008 I became the luckiest woman on the planet when I gave birth to my amazing son. Every breath I now take is for him. I chose to take a leave from my career to raise him full time, and it finally allowed me additional time to take my jewelry making seriously.

Today I am a Mother, a Wife, a Daughter, a Sister and…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 17
  • Joined July 20, 2011

Favorite materials

turquoise, coral, quartz, pyrite, sterling silver

About

It was on an indian reservation in Arizona that I first began my love affair with Turquoise. I was 7 years old at the time, and my Mother loved to look at the Native American jewelry while we visited our relatives in Tucson, AZ. The turquoise stone has been a source of calm for me since then, and it continues to be my favorite stone to work with.

For years I have experimented with jewelry making and used my Mother as my muse. Her incredibly supportive nature and unwavering pride finally led me to share my jewelry with the world. In 2008 I became the luckiest woman on the planet when I gave birth to my amazing son. Every breath I now take is for him. I chose to take a leave from my career to raise him full time, and it finally allowed me additional time to take my jewelry making seriously.

Today I am a Mother, a Wife, a Daughter, a Sister and a Friend. Each role defines me in a different way and I live every day trying to express myself and be the best that I can be in each role. I trust my instincts without question, and strive to follow my heart and not allow any outside noise to impact my decisions and judgments. I choose to live my life and mother my child as if I were living alone on a desert Island, using only my instincts as my guide.

Life is short, and so unpredictable. Live every day as if it’s your last.

Each piece of my jewelry is unique and one of a kind. Love goes into every single piece that I create, and I truly hope that you enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I enjoyed creating it.

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