While I love to see my necklaces swan off to glamourous parties and fundraisers, that wasn’t why I began making them.
I started designing unique pieces for myself as a way of elevating what I called my work uniform – some variation on dark jeans and a white shirt. I was one of those ironically named stay-at-home moms. Ironic, because of course I was never home. I was ferrying children around between school and activities. Running the endless errands that go into managing a family home. And running my own part-time photography business.
So I was looking for statement necklaces that would take me from 7 a.m. to midnight and make me feel I was dressed like a grown-up. I wanted real silver, real pearls, and real gemstones since I think plastic beads and crystals are for children playing dress-up.
And today, most of my customers choose my jewellery for the same reason I did: they want to give their work clothes a distinctive, personal look that will take them from that first breakfast meeting to an evening at the theatre.
You’ll find a fine selection of statement necklaces for everyday at my online shop.