“I believe in local manufacturing and keeping skills alive in our community.”
“I firmly believe that if you can trace the origin of something, jewelry or otherwise, it will have more meaning to you.”
How did you start your company?
My company started when I returned from a stint teaching English in Korea, and had a month to burn in my parent’s basement. I began to make pendants out of glass and fabric, travelled to folk festivals, and eventually began selling these necklaces at boutiques across Canada.
What is your design background?
I am largely self-taught, as most of the processes I used are developed out of experimentation, and a desire to make something new and different. I learned the basics of silversmithing at George Brown College.
Who or what inspires you to do the work that you do?
Honestly these days I’m most inspired by other talented makers– they make this little world an endlessly fun and exciting place to work in. And of course, my kiddos, who have taught me about patience and cultivating something worthwhile through hard work. I am so thankful for that.