Clean and classic with a bit of edge. I always buy a few trendy pieces every season to spice things up.
After college, I went into the Macy’s executive training program and eventually went on to the wholesale side of things. Back then I would go out and buy beads and I would stay up every night to make my pieces—it was just me hand-beading everything. It got to be so overwhelming I ended up quitting my job to start my own business.
I don’t worry too much about whether or not people will like what I make. [It’s more important to be] honest and transparent about what you’re creating and always stay true to who you are.
Taking the popular trends from the runway and making them wearable for the everyday woman.
Passion and problem-solving. Believe in yourself, and everything else will follow—but you have to know there are always obstacles along the way.
I’m a boutique shopper. I love to give local brick-and-mortar stores my business.
Always have a mix of both gold and silver jewelry in your wardrobe—don’t ever be a one-metal person.
From the moment I walked in, I knew it was the spot. I think brick-and-mortar is coming back in a big way, and we’ve had a great response so far.
A great pair of hoops, stackable bracelets and a leather jacket.