My Story


How do you feel when you go looking for everyday jewelry or something special and confronted with hundreds of the same design? You want something special and unique that makes you stand out in the crowd.

I am living the American dream having immigrated from South Africa with my husband and 2 little boys to start a new life, in a new country, in 2001, 2 months after 9/11, not knowing what we were coming to. Recently retired from my day job as a pediatric nurse and now get to live my retirement in the countryside, 3 hours from Phoenix.

Why jewelry? Who doesn't like a challenge?

I am self-taught after my friend Rita showed me how to make earrings. This created an obsession to start creating jewelry - bracelets, necklaces and earrings. I love the fact that I get to create one-of-a-kind items, for the woman who loves handmade and unique, with glass beads and gemstones of so many different colors, different shapes, and having the ability to create my own colors and shapes with polymer clay. My imagination can run wild with beads, stones and clay speaking to me into what to make.

If you can't find what you want on my website then I would love to work with you to create your unique piece. I love a challenge. 

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