As a child, I was always interested in fashion, often playing dress up with my younger sister, Jill. I would re-invent outfits from my old dance costumes, add on 6in.- long earrings I found in my aunt's jewelry box, and walk down the runway (a hallway in parent's house). I was always creating a new outfit or re-inventing its purpose.
As an adult, I found it more difficult to channel that energy into something productive. Interested in the ornementation of jewelry, I thought that I would create a new line of cuffs bracelets that were different from many of the ones I had been seeing in stores. I felt that it was important that the jewelry not only be visually appealing, but that there be some sort of message behind it. Fascinated by sign-language and the ways in which we communicate with our hands, the força cuff was born.
Upon reflection over the past year, I acknowledge all that I have learned and those who have kindly helped me along the way.There are many people who have taught me about jewelry making techniques, many who have motivated me to take this leap, and those who I admire for the journey they have taken themselves. Check back for more posts on those influencers and how their journey began.