“Making things makes me happy. To create something out of nothing is just so fascinating to me. ”
Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Stefanie originally went to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with the intention of completing a Painting major, but quickly realized Jewelry Design was her true passion and calling. After graduating with her BFA in Jewelry and armed with a Women’s Jewelry Association Award, Stefanie immediately set out to start her own business. Starting out in her garage as her studio and with a limited amount of resources, Stefanie soon learned the ‘learning by doing’ method as she taught herself photography, web design, advertising and bookkeeping to see her business grow.
Inspired by nature, geometry, emotions and architecture, Stefanie loves a three dimensionality of jewelry and that the human body is the canvas to her work. "Anytime I see someone doing something they love, it motivates me," she said. "It makes me want to work harder and to never give up on my dreams." Having seen her jewelry business transform from its humble beginnings into a full-fledged career, she cites doing what she loves as the source of her happiness and hopes to create jewelry that will be cherished by its wearers for years to come.