I have always had a close connection to the natural world, and am continuously inspired by that connection. For a long time I made earrings with sea shells I gathered and drilled, and then with scraps of Koa wood my uncle in Hawaii sent to me from his saw mill. A couple of years ago I began to work with gold. I felt like an alchemist melting and forging golden adornments late into the night in my little kitchen studio making magic as my children slept. And my first line, shepherdess, was born. It sprung from my heart in a time of great sadness as well as beauty and an awakening of my spirit. My new collection comes from a place of discovery of self, of strength, of courage, of deep knowing. It comes from finding my breath. My voice.