What draws you to the unconventional materials you frequently work with?
I look for elements that are beautiful but imperfect; something that has character. An unexpected color or unique fossil is often the twist I'm looking for. Suddenly, an everyday piece becomes special.
Describe your brand in three words.
Sexy, edgy, classic.
What's currently inspiring you?
I'm always inspired by the California Coast and a '70s vibe. I'm currently loving Big Sur with its rugged coastline, cliffs, and sandy beaches. I love the contrast of color as the forest meets the ocean.
What can you tell about a woman's personality based on her jewelry?
You can tell if she's a risk-taker or if she's more reserved.
What's your signature piece? Is there an unexpected way you like to style it?
Labradorite and bone bracelets. I like to mix beaded bracelets with chain bracelets and bangles.
Your pieces have a global feel. What do you credit this to?
I'm fortunate to travel all over the world and am influenced by the places and people I encounter. I tend to buy for my collection in exotic and interesting locations that are sometimes "off the beaten path." Most recently, I was in Abu Dhabi and Beirut.