About fifteen years ago, my husband took me on my first cruise. I was very excited about the opportunity to really "dress up" a couple times and found a lovely Asian-inspired silk jacket to wear one evening. After a week of searching unsuccessfully for jewelry to complement the jacket, I took it back to the small boutique to return it. The sales woman was surprised as she remembered how much I loved the jacket when I purchased it. When I explained that I just could not find the right jewelry to wear with it she said, "Well, you'll just have to make it!"
She directed me to a small bead store where a lovely young woman helped me choose just the right pearls, stones and findings. Although I did the stringing, she did the heavy-lifting resulting in a beautiful pendant necklace and earrings that I still wear on special occasions.
Thus began my love affair with beads.
Since then, I have been fortunate to live where I had access to classes, supplies and women with a similar passion who were happy to help me develop my craft. Along the way, I have made some wonderful new friends and found a creative side I didn't know I possessed.
The pieces you see on this site were made with love:
Love of beautiful, quality pearls, stones and beads
Love of spending time with good friends while searching for just the right combination of beads for each piece and
Love of the idea that someone else might enjoy wearing something I have created
I hope you enjoy seeing the pieces on display here and will find something that you love!