I'm a passionate soul
who loves to create
in a renovated camper studio on wheels.
"I crave adventure. I'm a passionate soul. I dive into ideas faster than I can finish saying "idea". My hands are always looking to create."
When that time in my life came to decide what career path I was going to choose, I imagined a life where I could be free to express myself. I imagined a life where I could have fun at "work", be inspired by others who are as passionate as I am, have a chance to meet new people and leave them a little better than when we met, and still have time to go climb a mountain.
I was never one to hoard possessions, but this became even more apparent as I grew into adulthood. I began to crave simplicity, silence, and often found myself longing for a de-cluttered, paired down lifestyle.
I wanted to adventure. I wanted to be inspired. I realized that inspiration hits me with a bang when I’m surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. You're breath is taken away when you stare into a sherbet sunset, or get the first view off a mountain you just climbed.. We are notorious for rushing around trying to get everything on our lists checked off, only to find years later that we rushed through our entire life. We were made for more than that.
We are called to be a light in this dark world.
“In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
God created nature, and I feel closest to Him when I am close to his creation. He made the world beautiful so that we would see the miraculous and powerful nature and know that He is God.
I’ve always had a deep interest in art and love trying new things to fuel my creative side. I had an interest in metal smithing, so I did an apprenticeship under a skilled goldsmith. My heart overflowed with love for this new skill. I opened my Etsy shop and decided to make jewelry “for fun” on top of my regular job of being a chocolatier. After a couple years, I wanted to take my jewelry business more seriously. I decided to quit my day job and dive into metalsmithing full-time!
In 2019, My husband and I bought a 1997 Jayco hawk camper and decided to move out of our duplex and travel full-time. We spent 5 months renovating our camper and converting it into a working studio and living space. We started a travel blog so we could journal our experiences and share our adventures with anyone who wanted to follow along.
All of my jewelry starts with a special stone. I sketch a design around a stone until I find one that fits just right. Sometimes I keep a stone set aside until an idea clicks. All of my jewelry is completely handmade from start to finish, in the wilderness, using sustainable solar power and whatever light the sun provides. Making jewelry on the road takes much more time and effort than in a brick and mortar studio. I truly enjoy getting to do what I love m, surrounded by nature, and hope my designs reflect that. I want to share my designs with people who appreciate small batch, one-of-a-kind, truly unique jewelry that is not mass produced.
I am so grateful that my God is a faithful Father, and He has great plans for our lives. I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey.
I hope when you see this, it motivates you to follow your own dreams! Best wishes and thanks for being a part of my story.