Join me on my journey.
This past week I took a week off from jewelry making. Coming off all the travelling and hustling to make shows and orders come together this past month, I was more than ready to relax and enjoy the cozy calm of October in New England. I packed up my bags and headed back home to see my family. Now, packing is always a fun project for me; for years, I have always taken a slightly odd approach to filling my suitcase (but totally normal if you consider the world of Fashion I love to live in).
One of my reasons for wanting to make the move to this career is my desire to see the world. I love to travel. The anticipation of new adventures, the chance to meet people outside my circle, the cultural differences that help me expand myself and the knowledge and inspiration I gather on each trip are all strong motivators for me.
So I was thrilled to head up to the gorgeous Whitefish, Montana this week and tackle quite a few items on that list.
By now, I have launched my new Fall collection which focuses heavily on copper and leather. I love the juxtaposition of the delicate crystals with the tough leather. At first, I was nervous about creating a cohesive set of jewels, so far I have been making when inspiration hits and not thinking about full lines. But this design just flowed from me, I felt I could see the end result and was so thrilled with being able to put it together.
This is a new venture for me, my own business, my own website, my own blog. I am overwhelmed by the crazy decision I made to leave a steady career I have loved for over 15 years and venture off into design. I don’t know what will come, but I am excited to find out. I invite you on my journey with me as I navigate the changeable waters of fashion, jewelry design, marketing, production and all the joys that come from being in a small business.