The career path that has brought me to make custom jewelry out of healing stones has been a long one with many twists and turns. It all started with a love of cooking. I remember spending lots of time in the kitchen with my mom. I loved all of the different tastes, aromas and textures of foods, and how combining them was a sensual experience. I went on to work in the restaurant industry as a professional cook during the years my husband was in school. After our children were in school I started working in a deli at a local health food store. There, I learned a great deal about natural and organic products, and how the body is affected by chemicals, preservatives and additives.
After almost 15 years in the health food industry I made a huge career switch and went to work at a local jewelry store. I began to learn about the healing energy contained in natural stones and crystals. I had been collecting stones for awhile, but didn’t really know what I was going to do with them. I started doing my own research on the internet, as well as reading several highly recommended books. I have to admit was skeptical at first, but the more I handled the stones, the more I began to feel that energy. I started buying as many different types of stones as I could find.
I have always been a creative person, and making the switch from creating in the kitchen to designing jewelry was a natural progression. I started making jewelry for my closest friends, being mindful of their personalities, health issues and birth signs. I received such positive feedback, many of them encouraging me to start my own line of healing stone jewelry, and I realized this is what I have been called to do. I have heard from some of the recipients of my jewelry that they wear them almost every day, and sometimes even sleep with them on.
It is a blessing to enjoy your “work”, and to know that in doing so, you are enhancing another person’s well-being. I love creating jewelry, and hope that I can create something for you!