Whenever I was bored as a kid, my Mom would simply hand me a sheet of paper and a pencil and I was as happy as a clam. Although I don't really know if clams are emotional creatures....but as usual I digress. I've always been an artist, and after Art School where I studied children's book illustration and graphic design, I wanted people to enjoy my art in an exposed way not just hanging on a wall hidden away a house.
My leather jewelry started with a pair of beautiful leather pants that no longer fit. As usual I held on to them hoping they would fit again (Ha!). One day I decided to make them useful - Voila! Up Cycled leather Jewelry! With one snip of the scissors I was hooked. I love the feel of the leather in my hands and its endless possibilities. Each piece is meticulously cut by hand with an Exacto knife and cuticle scissors. I paint one side with a metallic paint because I want contrast to wear the piece with dark or light outfits.
Florance and Leah were my Grandmothers who both passed recently. They were as different as 2 women can be, the social butterfly immigrant and the artistic and quiet farm girl, but their joie de vivre and generous spirits continue to inspire me. Which is why 10% of every sale goes to local charity.
After spending many years living in Philadelphia, I have returned to being a Jersey Girl, now residing in Sewell with my wonderful husband,
2 bad dogs and a mediocre cat.
Wholesale and retail through my etsy site.