I worked in New York City in the 80’s for Town & Country Magazine in the fashion department. Eventually moved on to be Accessories Editor at Seventeen Magazine. I have been around fashion all my life, one way or another.
How did I get started? I was taking a summer trip every year and would buy a special necklace as a memento. One year there was no trip, I thought I would just have to make a necklace for myself. From there my designing grew as I’d be getting dressed and found nothing to top off the look...hence another necklace would be created. Sometimes in the middle of the night I’d get an idea and not sleep until I put it to reality. I am passionate about each piece I design.
My peers would often compliment my work or where I got my necklace. Finally I was being asked to design for others, I started off with a commission, then another and another. The rest is history as I’ve been doing this now for over 10 years.
Each necklace is unique, and has its own story. There are no rules as to how you wear them, or when. Many of my designs are derived from my love of the sea and ocean. I love color, texture, interesting shapes, seasons inspire me or just a piece of clothing. I use a lot of Swarovski crystal beads, Venetian glass, semi precious stones, wood, Lucite and other materials.
- Every necklace comes with a beautiful custom made couture pouch.