Ali Cortez's Profile
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…
- Born on September 17
- Joined July 20, 2011