ARTIST's MISSION & STATEMENT
I create concept rich collections that promote individuality and are ‘Different By Design’.
If you're not ‘Having Fun with Fine’ then let’s get this party started!!!
Made in New York
I have been making jewelry since my little hands could string beads together. As a kid I curated an immaculate assortment of beads which I used to separate in I have been making jewelry since my little hands could string beads together. As a kid I curated an immaculate trays by color with names like Kermit, lime, grass or watermelon, bubble gum, rose... I even started making my own hand painted beaded necklaces that my mom would wear (in public!) bless her heart.
Declaring a passion…
By 14 I knew I wanted to spend more time in the city and commuted from my Brooklyn neighborhood to attend the High School of Art & Design in Midtown Manhattan armed with my giant black portfolio and trusty Art Bin.
After class I would roam through the Garment District and Canal Street, spending my allowance on findings, Polymer clay, rhinestones, base metal stampings, acrylic and the like. I would even raid my dad’s garage for nuts, bolts, keys, or any other small parts I thought could be of use. I was making jewelry out of anything that wasn’t nailed down.
With my sights set on a career in Jewelry Design, I went upstate to attend Syracuse University, where I graduated with a BFA in Metalsmithing (and some singed hair). I loved being in the shop bringing the ideas in my sketchbook to life but my semester abroad in Florence, Italy was definitely the highlight!
Designer for hire…
Right out of school I started my career designing for companies large and small across a broad spectrum of the industry. I worked for big corporate brands, family owned businesses, as well as start up and from Fashion Jewelry to Fine. Along the way I learned a lot about building a process, product development, marketing, merchandising, management and branding, while moving up the ladder in my design roles. I travelled the world, trend shopping across Europe, and then translated that vision into product with factories overseas for large scale production. It was fast paced, I got to work with some really talented people and I loved it!
Taking the plunge…
In 2014 I felt it was finally time to take the plunge and go into business for myself.
My concept rich collections come together to create a multi faceted brand that promotes self expression and individuality. I revel in being 'Different by Design'.
Whether you're drawn to the playfully inspirational messages of ‘Be Ewe’ and identify with our hero The Black Sheep; or find strength in 'Metropolis' flaunting your superpowers, you'll notice the messaging comes through loud and clear! Our 'CITY' collection proudly announces its origins with ‘Made in New York’ engraved on styles that take their design cues from nostalgic Old New York. This story speaks authentically to who I am and where I'm coming from- but you don't have to live here to love here!
I have a unique way of looking at things and connecting to the symbols around me, interpreting iconography through my own lens and providing a different point of view, be it a lamb, a stone shape, or the hardware details of the city.
My pieces exude simplicity and craft, with an eye toward merging the traditional skills of master jewelers with new technology.
I am thrilled to be able to express the breadth of my creativity in a more personal way. It's been a joy to meet so many Lambassadors along the way, collectors and fans who like me are always in search of something a little bit different. Thank you for allowing me to ‘Have Fun with Fine’, in the city I’ve always loved.
That's all I've got so far.
But enough about me; Be Ewe!