You want to feel healthy, powerful and connected to life,
and you believe that the right reminders can help you strengthen that connection.
My jewelry has been called bold and strong and feminine. One client told me that it looks like the things Wonder Woman and her sisters on Themyscira would wear.
And I can’t argue with that! Wonder Woman, Jem and the Holograms and Frida Kahlo are my muses. But I’m also in constant awe of Nature and all of her artworks, from the twists of the tiniest twig to the rush and power of the ocean.
I make Future Relics.
What Wonder Woman would wear when she’s giving her golden cuffs a rest.
I believe that your connection to Nature and her rhythms is what keeps you healthy and whole and that adorning yourself with beautiful reminders of that connection is a celebration of life.
Ancient sacred geometry. Yoga. Ayurveda. The 5 Elements. My amazing whole-hearted clients and friends. That feeling of “rightness” in my gut. Old things that show their wear. Eva Hesse. Hilma af Klint. Frida Kahlo. Anish Kapoor. Andy Goldsworthy. Clouds. Water. Stone. Dirt. Indian Tantric minimalist painters.
The result is unique, bold, feminine adornments which feel ancient and modern at the same time.
My fascination with jewelry and decorating my body started young. Looking back now, I want to scoop up that little girl dancing around in Wonder Woman Underoos and her home-made bead and shell necklaces, and remind her to hold onto her fierce, magpie heart.
Did you dance in your Underoos? Did you collect seashells and beautiful leaves and arrange them in a treasure box?
Could you use a little reminder of that brightness, openness and determination from before life had its way with you? Of the healing that arises when we allow Nature to impress itself upon our hearts?
My path as an artist was not straight and narrow. You could say it was the “Journey of the Wounded Healer.” Serious health problems (culminating in cancer at 31) dogged me for most of my adult life. They forced me to learn all I could about natural healing and led me to Yoga and Ayurveda. And then I felt compelled to share the things I had learned. For more than 15 years I worked as a Yoga instructor and for 10 as an Ayurvedic healer.
Until I understood: my medicine, my heart and my power as a healer, comes through my hands.
I still share my love for Yoga and Ayurveda, but I am lucky to spend most of my time these days sitting at my bench, forging works out of gifts from the earth.