My love for jewelry and creative expression began when I was a child. At the University of Michigan, I majored in metalsmithing with a focus on jewelry, and created my first formal collection in 2004. My goal was to create pieces to be worn daily, since I believe strongly in the personal, emotional tie to a piece of jewelry.
Several of my designs reflect the pure belief in peace, love, freedom, and kindness of the 60s. Many symbols of the decade, such as peace signs, daisies, moons, feathers, and butterflies, are incorporated into my work. I believe these symbols are a subtle reminder of what is important to focus on in daily life. My children, Asher and Layla, inspire many customizable designs. As a mama, I love wearing personalized pieces that reflect my children. My German Shepherd, Bear, has moved me to create many jewels for the pet owner, as well! In my mind, great jewelry is not only beautiful, but it also evokes feeling.
I feel grateful to have my jewelry worn by beauties including Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell, Tiffani Thiessen, Ashley Graham, Kate Mara, Ashley Olsen, Alicia Silverstone, Alanis Morisette, Kesha, Odette Annable, Sarah Wright Olsen, Katherine Schwartzenegger, Joey King, Teresa Palmer, Rumer Willis, Molly Yeh, and more. My collection has been featured in the pages of publications including Vogue, W, Elle, In Style, New York Weddings, Glamour, Lucky, Self, Women’s Health, Shape, and Women’s Wear Daily. Online press such as Vogue Online, Town & Country, Martha Stewart, Who What Wear, The Zoe Report, Huff Post, Brides, Pop Sugar, and National Jeweler, has also been exciting.
My jewelry is made in New York City, where the abundance of culture inspires me, and in New Jersey, where I live with my beautiful family and have my studio!