I've been collecting antique and ethnic jewelry for 20 years now. My passion lies in creating unique and interesting designs, from gemstone, metal and chain, incorporating antique components from Asia and the Middle East. Moroccan, Tuareg, Rajasthani, Pakistani, Uzbekistani, Mali, Maio..... The list goes on and on. I am fascinated by cultures that have retained their traditions for hundreds or even thousands of years and find comfort in the feel of stones as I take them off at the end of the day with my body warmth still on them. I have been making jewelry and costumes for 25 years and each year I learn something new or find new methods to create and incorporate the old with the new.
- Born on November 7
- Joined April 1, 2007